Letter from the Office of High Commisioner for the UK, Ottawa, Canada to the Director General of C.O.R.B., London, Septenmber 23rd, 1940 (DO 131/45)
Sir, I have the honour to report that on my recent visit to Halifax to meet the D11 and D12 I asked permission of the Director of Child Welfare to visit some of our C.O.R.B children in their Canadian foster-homes. Mr Blois readily agreed to my proposal and instructed his assistant, Mr McKinnon, to accompany me. I asked that the homes should be chosen at random and not especially selected from the “top drawer”.« Return to Evacuation to Canada
6. Read Source 6. Letter from the Office of High Commissioner for the UK, Ottawa, Canada to the Director General of C.O.R.B.
- What does the author of the letter mean by the words ‘top drawer’?
- Why do you think the author asked that the homes should not be especially selected from the ‘top drawer’?