Glamorgan Archives: Second World War


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Find out about the impact the Second World War had on Cardiff and south Wales. Discover how schools were affected, learn about air raids and air raid precautions and find out more about evacuees. Explore how the war was fought on the Home Front through Dig for Victory and Make Do and Mend, and see how rationing had an impact on everyday people in south Wales.

This resource was created by the Glamorgan Archives using sources including school log books, maps, photographs, letters and much more. The teachers’ notes were written for Key Stage 2, however the resource contains fascinating source material and ideas that could be adapted for KS3 and KS4 learners.


Key Stage 2, 3 & 4

History, Literacy Skills


Curriculum for Wales 2022


  • Enquiry, exploration and investigation inspire curiosity about the world, its past, present and future.
  • Human societies are complex and diverse, and shaped by human actions and beliefs.


Language, Literacy and Communication

  • Understanding languages is key to understanding the world around us.
  • Expressing ourselves through languages is key to communication.


Learning Activity Pack

This resource provides learning activities for your students using our website. It is one of a series of 6 resources from the Glamorgan archives for KS2, 3 & 4. You can view the source material in the pdf below, or you and your pupils can view this content digitally on PCW by following the Quick links below.

Download Teaching Resource

Ail_Ryfel_Byd_Nodiadau_Athro.pdf Second_World_War_Teacher_Notes.pdf Ail_Ryfel_Byd_Delweddau.pdf Second_World_War_Images.pdf


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