Evacuation - Back To Basics
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. Nearly 3,000,000 people were transported out of the cities into the country side in the first four days of September 1939.
Many of the evacuees were school children, whom had been labeled and separated from their parents only to be taken care of by a small army of 100,000 teachers.
Evacuation - Why Were They Evacuated?
The fear of air attack from German bombers at the start of hostilities encouraged parents to send their children to safety. There were predictions of 4,000,000 civilian casualties in London alone.
In the first place, the estimates of casualties were grossly over-exaggerated and the subsequent Government propaganda…