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Evacuees
Evacuees Children's Lives on the WW2 Home Front Category: Pen and Sword Books (Non-Fiction) Format: Hardback Author: Gillian Mawson Publisher: Pen & Sword History Publication Date: Thursday 2nd October 2014 ISBN: 9781783831531 Pages: 192

On the outbreak of the Second World War, during the first week of September 1939 over three million people were evacuated. Operation Pied Piper was the largest ever transportation of people across Britain, and most of those moved to safety in the countryside were schoolchildren.

Social historian Gillian Mawson has spent years collecting the stories of former evacuees and this book includes the personal memories of over 100, in their own words. Their accounts reveal what it was like to settle into a new home with strangers, often staying for years. While many enjoyed life in the countryside, some escaping inner-city poverty, others endured ill-treatment and homesickness.

A fascinating insight into the realities of wartime life, and a valuable oral history of a unique moment in British history.

£19.99

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