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Education Packs

History of the Fleet Air Arm

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This pack contains the film '100 Years of Naval Aviation' narrated by John Humphries. It gives a concise and visually powerful history of the Fleet Air Arm that serves as a useful introduction to the other packs in this series.

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Bismarck's Last Voyage

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The engagements that led to the sinking of HMS Hood and Bismarck were of great significance to naval warfare and the course of the World War 2. This pack is based upon the memories of Lt Cdr J Moffat; a Swordfish pilot who took part in the attack.

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The Channel Dash, 1942

Channel Dash 1942

In February 1942 six Swordfish aircraft flew, against overwhelming odds, to attack three of Hitler's greatest battleships. Lt Cdr E. Lee DSO and PO D.Bunce CGM were the last survivors of this fated operation. This pack is based upon their stories.

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Children at War - Rationing

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The resources in this pack help give an insight into the lives of children in the Second World War; what was deemed vital, what was valued and how Britain managed.

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Children at War - Evacuation and the War at Home

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One of two packs about children at war in WW2. The web films and resources available in this pack give personal accounts and background information on evacuation, the blitz and civil defence in WW2.

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War in the Mediterranean - The Battle of Taranto

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In November 1940, a year before the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour, twenty-one Fleet Air Arm aircrews of the Royal Navy carried out the world’s first successful carrier-borne air attack.

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The Cold War 1945-1991

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The web film for this pack records the perspective of two aircrewmen on their place in the Cold War; in surprising contrast to the conventional global perspective more usually portrayed.

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The Falklands Conflict, 1982

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The Fleet Air Arm played an instrumental role in the operation to reclaim the Falkland Islands from the invading Argentinean forces in 1982.

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The Women's Royal Naval Service: Wrens Who Served

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Wrens who served with the Fleet Air Arm are not well represented in the historical record, despite the significance of their contribution to the service. We interviewed four WW2 Wrens for this pack and have included a range of written resources.

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The Norwegian Campaign, 1940

The Norwegian campaign 1940

In April 1940 Hitler's forces swept northwards into Scandinavia. Lt Cdr Martin attacked Trondheim in the campaign to resist the German advance. This is his story of the ill-fated attack, the clash of technologies and the consequences for Martin.

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Prisoners of War

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A collection of source materials from veterans who experienced captivity in different conflicts of the twentieth century. This pack includes interviews, transcripts and some fascinating primary source material.

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How to Collect and Record Reminiscences

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This pack contains a variety of resources to help you create your own collection of reminiscences. Find out more about family members who served with the forces and care for objects, photographs and documents, at school or at home.

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World War 1 - An Introduction

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A set of introductory resources for students of the First World War.

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World War 1 - Technology of War

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WW1 saw the introduction of many new technologies to the science of war. This pack provides a set of classroom resources for the war on the land, at sea and in the air including a webfilm telling the story of the Royal Naval Air Service.

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World War 1 - Individuals Who Served

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This pack contains a selection of resources about individuals who served with, or in association, with the Royal Naval Air Service in WW1 across the theatres of war.

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World War 1 - Perceptions of War

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A selection of written sources and posters that can be used to examine how WW1 was viewed from a range of perspectives.

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