Revisit the Home Front with Amy's War. Relive the devastating air raid of 2 October 1941 on South Shields. From this dramatic event children can pan out to study fascinating aspects of wartime life such as the blackout, rationing and entertainment.
Now cross the Tyne to North shields where famous children's author, Robert Westall, was inspired by his wartime experiences. Key Stage 2 and 3 pupils can investigate the horror of the Wilkinson's shelter disaster at Westall's War.
Meanwhile you can follow a young army recruit from Gateshead to India. Trooper Blackie joined up in 1944 and wrote home to his mum every week. Share his experiences and browse three of his letters here.