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Hut 2: The Home Front

The Local Defence Volunteers, better known as the Home Guard have set up in their local church and Prime Minister Winston Churchill addresses the nation with one of his most famous speeches.

WINSTON CHURCHILL ADDRESSES THE NATION

"We shall go on to the end. We shall fight in France, we shall fight on the seas and oceans, we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air, we shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be.

We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender, and if, which I do not for a moment believe, this island or a large part of it were subjugated and starving, then our Empire beyond the seas, armed and guarded by the British Fleet, would carry on the struggle, until, in God's good time, the New World, with all its power and might, steps forth to the rescue and the liberation of the old."

LEAVE HITLER TO ME SONNY - YOU OUGHT TO BE OUT OF LONDON

On to the station next to see off the latest group of child evacuees leaving for the safety of the countryside.

Learn about your weekly ration of food and peer into the house of a black market profiteer.

DISPLAY BOARDS INCLUDE:

The Home Guard – Cartoonists at War – Evacuation – Food & Clothing Rationing – The Black Market