Children are safer in the country

‘Children are safer in the country’ poster (undated), Catalogue ref: INF 13/171

Evacuation took place in several waves. On 1 September 1939, when Germany invaded Poland and two days before the British declaration of war, children were evacuated. In three days 1.5 million evacuees were sent to rural locations considered to be safe.

  • Why do you think the government produced this poster?
  • How does the poster use language and image to persuade people to evacuate their children?


CHILDREN are safer in the country… leave them there

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