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Evacuation of British Children during WWII
Transcript of Evacuation of British Children during WWII
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- They evacuated children because of World War II
- The Government was afraid that during the war, when the Germans try to bomb Britain, the children would get killed
- On August 31st, 1939, this mass exodus began
- Millions of people were evacuated, mostly children.
- Most of the evacuation happened on the first four days of September
- Children carried small valises that held some food, a change of clothing and a gas mask.
Life as an Evacuee
- Evacuees were sent to live with host families
- Although many of the evacuees were home sick, they also enjoyed living in the countryside.
- While most children had good experiences, there were some who did not
- Host families had the chance to choose which evacuee they wanted so the saying... stuck in their memories
Effectiveness of Evacuation
Effects of the Evacuation
"I'll Take That One"
- The evacuees did not come out of the war unscathed.
- “The forgotten victims of World War Two were the children.” ~ Juliet Gardiner.
- By January 1940, because of the "Phoney war", some children returned home
- Others stayed until the war ended
- Millions of children owe their lives to Operation Pied Piper