Learning - the future of remembrance

Legasee have been working with the Marylebone Church of England School in London to create learning for Key Stage 4 pupils.

The lesson plans explore the different areas of the secret war and how this impacted upon the wider conduct of the war. There is a particular focus on the role of women and the use of oral history. Click below if you want to know how we can engage your students.


About this project

During the Second World War, a covert war was also being waged to undermine the Axis powers using clandestine methods. The headquarters of many of the organisations involved in this work were based in London. This project, funded by the Heritage Lottery highlights the central role that the capital played.


Now 70 of the men and women involved in this secretive world share their stories in an educational project that highlight this work. From Baker Steet to Broadcasting house, to delivering agents into Nazi occupied Europe and then getting them out again, their personal stories will surprise, shock and inspire a new generation of young historians. 

Current Projects

We're going to record 40 interviews with military musicians. Do you know somone we shoud be talking to? 


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    • Ruby Marchant

      Ruby  Marchant

    “We were just given sheets of paper with long lists of numbers on it. And we had to go through all these numbers in the list and we had to extract the sections which were headed with the code for England.”

    • Marsie Taylor

      Marsie Taylor

    “at Norfolk house they divided the place into floors. The Navy was on one floor, the Airforce on another and the Army on another.”

    • Michael Meller

      Michael Meller
      Laboratory Technician

    “No-one had managed to do it. The Germans believed it totally impossible. And that's the same mistake they made with Huf Duf as they did with Enigma. They said it couldn't be broken...”