Pillbox from World War II at Haverthwaite

Educational resources: World War II

Although the Lake District was far away from the battlefront and less vulnerable to air attacks, the outbreak of World War Two (WWII) did have an impact on the people living and working here.

These online resources are designed to help teachers, parents and students understand how the war affected the Lake District landscape and its people. They enable you to use local examples and sites to aid discovery and learning:

World War II activities and resources for teachers

We've created several World War II-related activities:

Useful websites

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Contact us

If you have any information on the war and its impact on the Lake District, please feel free to contact us at archaeology@lakedistrict.gov.uk

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