World War II

Espionage & Evacuees: Blenheim Palace and WWII

Suitable for Key Stages 2 and 3.

Learn how Blenheim Palace prepared for the Second World War, as well as how it survived the invasion of 400 Malvern Schoolboys evacuated here. The Secret Service also used Blenheim Palace as its Headquarters during the war after its London base was bombed during the Blitz.

This topic also describes the impact of the War on the Marlborough family and the ways in which they contributed to the effort, as well as outlining how the Palace and Parkland were prepared for war. Activity here ranged from growing food in the Formal Gardens to blacking out the entire Palace building, and even using the Great Lake in preparation for the D-Day landings.

World War II
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