You can use this section to help you understand World War One and World War Two.

These two wars had a devastating impact on many people in Britain and across the world. Sadly, many soldiers and civilians died during the wars. The wars also changed ordinary people’s lives. For example, food was rationed and women took on new roles in factories and on the land.

Many composers and musicians were inspired to create music about World War One and Two. You can listen to some of this music in the minutes below: what they suggest about what wartime life was like?

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