- British thought Germans would bomb them from the air, so decided to evacuate children from the cities to the countryside.
- Became known as "Operation Pied Piper"
- Nearly 3 million were evacuated in September 1939
- teacher left with their pupils and schools were closed
- children under 5 went with their mothers, pregnant women also
- For many children the journey was exciting; they had never seen the country before, first time they had seen farm animals.
- Though many were distressed as it was the first time they had been away from home and were home-sick.
- Mainly working-class children were evacuated because the goverement expected that middle class people could afford to make arrangements
- Taken by train and were gathered in schools…
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