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Second World War: evacuating London

Boy evacuees with gas masks; Second World War: evacuating London

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Evacuees leave for the British countryside

Children of the wartime evacuation

Children of the wartime evacuation Millions of British city children were evacuated to safer places during the second world war. Some hated living away from their families – others didn't want to go home again

The evacuees avoided the Liverpool blitz which killed more than 4,000, with many going to Wales

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World War II evacuees avoided the Liverpool blitz which killed more than with many going to Wales

19th May 1940: A porter pushing the luggage of evacuees bound for Wales on a trolley at a London railway station, with a young boy perched on top of the suitcases. (Photo by Reg Speller/Fox Photos/Getty Images) Credit Stringer / Hulton Archive / Getty Images / Universal Images Group

A porter pushing the luggage of evacuees bound for Wales on a trolley at a London railway station, with a young boy perched on top of the suitcases, May 1940 ~

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Former child evacuees of the Second World War recall their experiences

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A group of young evacuees awaits transport out of Southampton, England, after their homes are damaged by World War II raids.B/W Photo Colourised by Pearse.

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A policeman makes sure young evacuees are on the correct train out of London for evacuation, (Press Association). I cant imagine having to make the decision to send my child away during this time without me. How heartbreaking!

London, 10th September, 1942: Young Brian Lee wearing his RAF uniform, studies the evacuation label on fellow evacuee Alice King, aged 5, from Rotherhithe, Kent, whilst waiting on the platform at London's Euston station. (Photo by Popperfoto/Getty Images)

London, September, Young Brian Lee wearing his RAF uniform, studies the evacuation label on fellow evacuee Alice King, aged from Rotherhithe whilst waiting on the platform at London's Euston station. Photo by Popperfoto/Getty Images

English Evacuees sent away from home to safety  My generation...we were known as War Babies.. It taught us compassion when we saw the Holocaust in film in our cinemas in 1945  What a shock it was to the whole world

English Evacuees sent away from home to safety My generation.we were known as War Babies. It taught us compassion when we saw the Holocaust in film in our cinemas in 1945 What a shock it was to the whole world

A truly beautiful photograph of four Land Girls at work.

MAX HASTINGS: Women were brutalised by World War II but for millions it meant social and sexual freedom beyond their wildest dreams...

MAX HASTINGS: Women were brutalised by World War II but for millions it meant social and sexual freedom beyond their wildest dreams.

Parting: Evacuees waiting for their train out of London  This is the beginning of the Narnia Chronicles.  Sweet children.

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