In today’s topic lesson, we learnt about evacuation in the Second World War. We put ourselves into the shoes of an evacuee, writing postcards home to our families.
Did you know?
Evacuation began in 1939, but there were no bombing raids in Britain, so some children went home. Mass evacuation occurred in the lead up to the Blitz.
Children wore an evacuation tag, so the billeting officers could register them, when they arrived in the country. Then the host families would select which children to take home with them.
What do you think were the advantages and disadvantages of being evacuated?