Evacuation In World War II
Can you imagine leaving your home and your family, and moving hundreds of miles away to live with strangers, because it was too dangerous to stay in your hometown? During World War II, this was situation millions of people, the majority of them children, faced. Stories of World War II: Evacuation tells the stories of these children: where they came from, where they went, who looked after them, what they ate, and how they went to school, along with many other details about their lives as evacuees. Much of the material on which the book is based comes from The National Archives, and so is made up of government documents and reports from during World War II.
This gives the book a real grounding in fact and in history - it is a true account of what life was like for evacuees during World War II. The other book in the series, Stories of World War II: Kindertransport, tells the story of Jewish children evacuated to Britain from Germany, Holland and Austria before the outbreak of World War II.