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

Evacuation took place in several waves. The first came on 1 September 1939 - the day Germany invaded Poland and two days before the British declaration of war. Over the course of three days 1.5 million evacuees were sent to rural locations considered to be safe.

www.bbc.co.uk/history/british/britain_wwtwo/evacuees_01.shtml

The evacuation of Britain's cities at the start of World War Two was the biggest and most concentrated mass movement of people in Britain's history. In the first four days of September 1939 ...

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 ...

www.thehistorypress.co.uk/articles/the-evacuation-of-children-during-the...

A UK Ministry of Health poster encouraging women to care for World War II evacuees Obviously, parents and children often missed each other. In the ‘Phoney War’ that followed the start of the Second World War, Hitler was not ready for a full-scale attack on Britain and France.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dunkirk_evacuation

The Dunkirk evacuation, code-named Operation Dynamo and also known as the Miracle of Dunkirk, was the evacuation of Allied soldiers during World War II from the beaches and harbour of Dunkirk, in the north of France, between 26 May and 4 June 1940.The operation commenced after large numbers of Belgian, British, and French troops were cut off and surrounded by German troops during the six-week ...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_II_evacuation_and_expulsion

Mass evacuation, forced displacement, expulsion, and deportation of millions of people took place across most countries involved in World War II.A number of these phenomena were categorised as violations of fundamental human values and norms by the Nuremberg Tribunal after the war ended. The mass movement of people – most of them refugees – had either been caused by the hostilities, or ...

www.ducksters.com/history/world_war_ii

World War II started in 1939 when Germany invaded Poland. Great Britain and France responded by declaring war on Germany. The war in Europe ended with Germany's surrender on May 7, 1945. The war in the Pacific ended when Japan surrendered on September 2, 1945. Where was it? World War II started in Europe, but spread throughout the world.

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In World War II, the British government enacted Operation Pied Piper to evacuate civilians from the cities in preparation for German air raids. The main focus of these evacuations were children ...

www.britannica.com/event/Dunkirk-evacuation

Dunkirk was a critical turning point in World War II.German dictator Adolf Hitler’s blitzkrieg strategy depended on maintaining concentrated forward momentum in its invasion of France and Belgium; Germany had overrun the region by May 1940. However, Hitler exercised restraint at Dunkirk, halting his panzer tanks short of the seaport only days before the evacuation.

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.