A selection of resources covering Dulwich during the two world wars.
World War One
- World War One Interactive Map: A joint venture by the Dulwich Society, Herne Hill Society and the Friends of West Norwood Cemetery commemorates the centenary of WW1 in an online interactive map. The map features locations in Herne Hill, Dulwich and Norwood and illuminates the contribution the area made to the war effort as well as the war’s impact on the lives of local people. Sites highlighted include Dulwich Village, where in 1917 German aircraft dropped bombs which killed two people, the Sunray Estate of post-war ‘Homes Fit for Heroes’ and the military hospitals set up at King’s, the Maudsley and East Dulwich.
- Life in Dulwich during WW1
- Southwark Military Hospital: the story of how St Saviour's Infirmary on East Dulwich Grove, later Dulwich Hospital, served as a WW1 military hospital.
- Dulwich College: the Fallen of the Great War is a website of the 3,100+ school pupils who served in WW1 including the 530+ who died, together with essays, key statistics, images and maps.
- Alleyn's School WW1 memorial website covers individual stories, school life and later memorials.
- Bombs over Dulwich in WW1
- The Conchies of Dulwich
- High Wood and the First Surreys
- High Wood Battle Centenary
- North Dulwich gun & searchlight station
- Homes Fit for Heroes
World War Two
- The Dulwich Society marked its 50th year by installing 12 commemorative plaques to those civilians killed during World War Two. Over 500 high explosive bombs and countless incendiaries fell on our small community; they were followed by 35 V1 flying bombs and three V2 rockets. Where possible, the plaques were unveiled by survivors or descendants of those killed and they bear the names and ages of those killed. Our WW2 bomb plaques leaflet provides a guide to those memorials and see below for some eye witness accounts.
- Brian Green's book, Dulwich: The Home Front 1939-1945, was published in 1995 and is a vivid eye-witness account of Dulwich during WW2.
- Alleyn's wartime evacuation
- Dulwich Picture Gallery in WW2
- A secret agent in Dulwich in WW2
- The Wardens Post
- At Home with the Haw Haws
- The Hotel at Spy Corner
- The Dulwich boys at Bletchley Park
- VE Day in Dulwich
Dulwich Society WW2 Commemorative Plaques: