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Evacuation - When were children evacuated from their homes in Britain? Main page

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1a Why did the British government want children living in cities and towns to leave their homes when war started?

1b Who else was going to be evacuated apart from children?

1c The only luggage allowed to each child was a small rucksack to be carried. What was meant to be in it?

Ministry of Health Memorandum Government Evacuation Scheme 1939

PRO ref: ED 138/48; Ministry of Health Memo. Government Evacuation Scheme 1939