Kids in the Past

Military Remembrance (The Great War – Through A London Child’s Eye)

Military cemeteries were designed to be peaceful and to be a fair way to remember both rich and poor alike.  Edward visits Brookwood Military Cemetery in Surrey, whilst Sid and his mother argue about John’s place in a cemetery in France. 

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National Remembrance (The Great War – Through A London Child’s Eye)

In the aftermath of the war, Britain needed a way to remember their fallen.  The Cenotaph and The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier would become the focus for the nation to remember, particularly on the anniversary of the Armistice.

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A Land Fit For Heroes (The Great War – Through A London Child’s Eye)

After the war, the Government said it would look after the returning soldiers, with houses and jobs fit for the heroes they were. The reality was quite different … 

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The Armistice (The Great War – Through A London Child’s Eye)

 In the early hours of 11th November 1918, an Armistice Agreement was signed between Germany and the Allies.  This meant that at the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month there would be a truce and an end to the fighting – but pea…

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Spanish Flu (The Great War – Through A London Child’s Eye)

The Spanish Flu was a terrible illness that spread across Europe and was brought to Britain by returning soldiers and ships bringing food to feed the starving nation.  It was a pandemic that gripped the country and would end up killing more people…

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Women After The War (The Great War – Through A London Child’s Eye)

Until 1918 only some men had the right to vote in elections.  Groups of women, called Suffragettes had protested for many years for women to be able to vote too – sometimes the protests were peaceful but some were violent, causing damage.

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Everday Life In 1918 (The Great War – Through A London Child’s Eye)

Edward describes the difficulty of life in 1918.  Shortages are making it hard to find vegetables and material for clothing, with news of more losses in battle adding to their worries.

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Then And Now (Really? Jobs From The Past)

Dan and Bex think about working children in other parts of the world and how we can help to change things for the better.

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Hurrah For School Or Not (Really? Jobs From The Past)

Dan and Bex find out that even after schools became compulsory – and free – not everyone was happy to attend.

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Making Clothes (Really? Jobs From The Past)

Dan and Bex, with the help of Lord Shaftesbury’s Journal, find out that making clothes was a common way for children to help their families earn extra pennies.

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