Stimulus Words from WWII
air raidAn attack by planes dropping bombs.
air raid drill-Practice for what to do in air raid, such as going to the shelter.air raid shelterA building to protect people from bombs.
Allies-Countries (including Britain, France, the Soviet Union and the USA) who joined forces to fight the Axis Powers.
Allotment-Small plot of land for growing vegetables.
Atomic bomb-Weapon first used in 1945 when two bombs were dropped on Japan, killing more than 100,000 people.
Axis Powers-Germany, Japan, Italy and other countries that were allies in World War 2.
Blackout-Wartime ban on street lights and other lights at night.
Blitz-German air raids, from a German word ‘blitzkrieg’ which means ‘lightning war’.
British Empire Countries ruled by Britain.
Censorship-Controlling what people say or write.
Civilians-People not in the armed forces.
Civil Defence-A network of civilian volunteers who assisted in the war effort by helping in air raids and rescuing people from bombed buildings.
Commonwealth Group of friendly countries almost all of which were once part of the British Empire.
Concentration camp-Prison where Jews and other prisoners were kept by the Nazis.
Coupons-Slip of paper marked or torn out of a ration book.
D-Day-6 June 1944, the date Allied forces landed in Normandy, France.