Unit 9 Second World War
Unit 9 Second World War consists of 5 plays (6 speakers each) and 5 quizzes on the second world war, the leaders, the battles. What it was like for a child living through those times.
Second World War Play 1-
Background Speakers: Winston Churchill, Neville Chamberlain, Hitler, British Child, German Child, Jewish Child
Churchill: And who was the mastermind behind it?
Chamberlain: Why Hitler, of course!
Hitler: But only because you sat back and let me. How feeble you were! Why did you think I started building up the German armed forces? I started my war preparations way back in 1933. You had plenty of time to stop me before we all went to war in 1939!
British child: OK, so he misread the signs!
German child: I’d say it was more a case of weakness! Not like our leader – he didn’t need anyone’s permission. He just got on with it.
Jewish child: He did that all right! He didn’t waste any time trying to wipe out a whole race!
Second World WarPlay 2
The Course of War 1939-45 Speakers: NevilleChamberlain, Adolf Hitler, Winston Churchill, Stalin, Roosevelt, Emperor Hirohito of Japan
Roosevelt: Brave words. But you took a huge risk, you Brits, going it alone.
Stalin: Yes, it wasn’t long before France was defeated, joining the rest of Europe in Nazi occupation.
Churchill: Well, Germany did only have 2 true friends – Italy and Japan, making up the Axis Powers.
Second World War Play 3
Evacuation Speakers: Evacuee 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6
Evacuee 6: And then being lined up just like animals at an auction!
Evacuee 1: Course, the smart rich city kids were the first to be chosen.
Evacuee 2: And guess who was the last? Just because I wasn’t catwalk material!
Second World War Play 4
The Blitz – Air Raid Speakers: Air Raid Warden, Mother, Father, Grandad, Child 1 & 2
Air Raid Warden (sighing): I can tell tonight’s going to be a very long one! You come with me, Grandad, and I’ll take you to the best party in town!
Grandad: Now that’s more like it! Why didn’t you say? Will there be anybody else there?
Air Raid Warden: Just a few! Around 200,000 – is that enough for you?
Grandad: You mean a rave! Ooh yes! With lots of dancing?
Second World War Play 5
War-time Life Speakers: Mother, Father, Child, Sailor, Wren, Anne Frank
Father: And fat was something you were very unlikely to be! But hey! We were all in the same boat!
Sailor: Not with me, you weren’t. You thought you had it tough. Huh! You should have tried being at sea.
Wren: I did! In the Women’s Royal Naval Service. Forget the seagulls! Us wrens were far more highly trained!
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