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British Children - Evacuation During World War II

Just before Britain joined the war, in 1939, the government began a mass evacuation of urban children to protect them from German bombs.  Most traveled to the countryside by train.

For a time it seemed as though evacuation was premature - until the blitz began.  At the end of the war, many children returned to find their homes destroyed and family members dead.

This clip contains historical footage and images.


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Clip, online courtesy Amyewer Channel at YouTube.

 

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