Source 2

Don’t do it, Mother – Leave your children in the safer areas poster (INF 13/171)

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2. Read Source 2. This is a government poster about evacuation.

  • Who is the ghostly figure whispering ‘Take them back!’?
  • Where is he pointing?
  • What does he want the mother to do and why?
  • Why might this mother be tempted to ‘Take them back’?
  • What is the message of this poster?
  • Why were children evacuated during the Second World War?