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Celebrate VE Day!

Learn wartime songs, create your own bunting, cook up wartime treats & discover Manx WW2 history:

VE Day celebration toolkit

We have teamed up with DESC and Manx National Heritage to create a scutch of resources to help you mark the 75th Anniversary VE Day in your own homes.

Key resources are:

VE Day celebration toolkit: Everything you might need to celebrate at home, from recipes & dances to bunting & teacups!

Short films about the Isle of Man in WWII: Covering internment camp escapes, bombing, Top Secret radar stations, RAF Jurby and more!

Oral history recordings relating to WWII: Featuring two accounts of VE celebrations in London (including being hoisted up by American soldiers to see the King and Queen!)

Educational resources from Manx National Heritage: Extracts from the Manx Newspapers for VE Day & Life on the Home Front during WW2

VE Day cooking lesson: Make marmite & cheese swirls along with Cooking with G

Dance for VE Day: A series of short easy Lindy Hop lessons from Swing in the Isle especially for VE Day 75

VE75 Official Commemoration Site

Manx Curriculum WW2 ItsLearning site (accessible to teachers & pupils only - not public)

 

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Videos

  • Pillboxes

  • Internment Camps

  • Bride Radar Station

  • Manx boats at Dunkirk

  • "The first victim of the Luftwaffe"

  • RAF Andreas