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www.iwm.org.uk/history/the-evacuated-children-of-the-second-world-war

Evacuation was a huge logistical exercise which required thousands of volunteer helpers. The first stage of the process began on 1 September 1939 and involved teachers, local authority officials, railway staff, and 17,000 members of the Women's Voluntary Service (WVS).The WVS provided practical assistance, looking after tired and apprehensive evacuees at railway stations and providing ...

historycollection.co/operation-pied-piper-the-mass-evacuation-of-children-in...

In 1939, just a year before bombs were being dropped during the London Blitz, the British government knew that their city would eventually become a target during air raids, and they may possibly even become occupation by enemy forces during World War II. Civilian casualties are tragic, but the death of innocent children is unacceptable. […]

www.bbc.co.uk/history/ww2peopleswar/stories/97/a5147697.shtml

the evacuation of children from london 1st september 1939. Considering that the scheme was put together in a very short period of time (about a year) it was, on the whole, very successful.

www.historylearningsite.co.uk/world-war-two/children-and-world-war-two

Children were massively affected by World War Two.Nearly two million children were evacuated from their homes at the start of World War Two; children had to endure rationing, gas mask lessons, living with strangers etc. Children accounted for one in ten of the deaths during the Blitz of London from 1940 to 1941.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evacuations_of_civilians_in_Britain_during_World_War_II

The evacuation of civilians in Britain during the Second World War was designed to protect people, especially children, from the risks associated with aerial bombing of cities by moving them to areas thought to be less at risk. Operation Pied Piper, which began on 1 September 1939, officially relocated 1.5 million people. There were further waves of official evacuation and re-evacuation from ...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Children's_Overseas_Reception_Board

The Children's Overseas Reception Board (CORB) was a British government sponsored organisation. The CORB evacuated 2,664 British children from England, so that they would escape the imminent threat of German invasion and the risk of enemy bombing in World War II.This was during a critical period in British history, between July and September 1940, when the Battle of Britain was raging, and ...

www.dkfindout.com/uk/history/world-war-ii/evacuated-children

These children were among the first to be evacuated, in 1938 before World War II had even officially begun. An agreement was made that postponed the beginning of the war. When it was announced in 1939, 1.5 million people were evacuated from London in a matter of days.

www.defensemedianetwork.com/stories/operation-pied-piper-the-evacuation-of...

Operation Pied Piper: The Evacuation of English Children During World War II By Dwight Jon Zimmerman - December 31, 2011 Children of an eastern suburb of London, who have been made homeless by the random bombs of Nazi night raiders, wait outside the wreckage of what was their home, ca. September 1940.

www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2011/mar/12/children-evacuation-london-second...

Millions of British city children were evacuated to safer places during the second world war. Some hated living away from their families – others didn't want to go home again