German children receive propaganda lessons - German state propaganda extended into all areas of life. The Nazi party had recognized from its earliest days in power that one of its key target audiences were the young
The different expressions of six Polish civilians moments before death by firing squad, 1939.
Hitler accepts the ovation of the Reichstag after announcing the `peaceful’ acquisition of Austria. It set the stage to annex the Czechoslovakian Sudetenland, largely inhabited by a German- speaking population.
Mum's army: A sergeant drilling civilian members of the Women's Home Defence Corps, in the use of rifles during the Battle of Britain in 1940
Photograph from Reading Chronicle Collection - April 1938 Mask Drill at Huntley & Palmers Staff from the Huntley and Palmers biscuit factory prepare for war, taking a course in air raid precautions. Everyone in Britain was given a gas mask in case of a gas attack during an air raid - thankfully these were never needed.
Peace Pledge Meeting at the Town Hall, Reading Photograph from Reading Chronicle Collection - November 1938 A group photograph at the mass Peace Pledge Meeting at the Town Hall. Alex Wood, Mr F. Pollard and Miss M.