Brits in the Blitz A World War II Class Play or Assembly
Cast of 30. Duration around 15 minutes not including music/song suggestions.
What chance did Hitler ever have … against Dad’s Army! Our narrator once again has his work cut out maintaining order – as there is another Captain who thinks he should be in charge!
There is another World War II script available but this one was written on request, to include (you’ve guessed!) Dad’s Army!
Captain: (Sighing) Oh dear. What have we here? Civil disobedience?
Sergeant: I think what he’s trying to say is
Captain: (To Sergeant) Back in line!
Captain: Interrupting my marching orders? You know that is a court martial-able offence?
Sergeant: Er, with all due respect, sir
Lance Corporal: (In Scottish accent, indignantly) Naw! Och! Ye canna be doing that!
Private Watts: Too right! We know our rights!
Private Arnold: (Covering ears) Oh dear! It’s all getting a bit noisy around here! Is someone having a tizzy? I do so hate it when
Private Flower: (Interrupting, to Private Arnold) Don’t you worry! (Pauses) I’ll, I’ll (pauses) tell my mum!
Captain: (Mutters) Stupid boy!
Narrator: Hey! There’s really no need for anyone to get upset. I’m just trying to hold an assembly here!
Captain: Well! Why on earth didn’t you say!
Sergeant: Er, I think he was trying to
Captain: Be quiet, Sergeant! Aren’t you forgetting who’s in charge here?
Private Watts: (Aside) Chance would be a fine thing!
Narrator: Well, actually, I am – in charge, that is
Captain: (Exploding) What!
Private Watts: Oh oh! Now you’ve really done it! Take cover, everyone!
Other World War I and II scripts available off TES and www.plays-r-ussell.com are:
The First World War:
• First World War Assembly
• First World War Poets Assembly
• Remembrance Assembly – which tackles First and Second World War.
World War II:
Assembly – World War II Assembly
Guided Reading Plays. These come as a set of 5:
• Background/Beginnings of War 1914-39
• The Course of War 1939 – 45
• The Blitz
• War-Time Life (Rationing)
These have 6 speakers each and come with a set of quizzes. They were written as a supplementary classroom resource to the Assembly (i.e. different information covered).