Magazine article History Today

The Second World War Was Pervasive but Experienced in Different Ways in Different Parts of the United Kingdom

Magazine article History Today

The Second World War Was Pervasive but Experienced in Different Ways in Different Parts of the United Kingdom

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The Second World War was pervasive but experienced in different ways in different parts of the United Kingdom. Various exhibitions give some indication of a shared but disparate experience.

Northumberland at War at the Woodhorn Museum and Archive Centre, near Ashington, brings to a new audience the role played by the farmers of the northeast as well as the Women's Land Army; the Home Guard; the evacuees who were billeted in the county from Britain's industrial towns and cities; the 'Bevin Boys' who toiled in mines; and a German PoW who worked on a Northumberland farm as did many German and Italian prisoners throughout the country. (See www.experiencewoodhorn.com)

In Wales a new five month exhibition to commemorate the Second World War in South Wales at the Winding House in New Tredegaris is in part the result of an appeal to local people and those who experienced the war in Caerphilly for photographs and artefacts. …

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