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Pathé: We’ve come back

The National Archives education team’s film of the month highlights a Pathé film relating to current events, anniversaries or key topics that you may be covering in the classroom.

This month’s clip is ‘We’ve come back’– a film about evacuee children returning after the Second World War.

With this film, students could consider:

  • What was life like for evacuee children during the war?
  • Why is the film concentrating on two young children? How old do you think they are? What were their experiences of war?
  • What type of places where children evacuated from? Where did they go?
  • What did they find when they returned home?
  • What is the purpose of this film? Consider the ending in particular.

This film could be used for studies of the Second World War and evacuation, alongside our resources such as our Home Front topic website and our lessons on evacuation to Shropshire and Canada.


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