By Loly Reyes













First evacuation (Kent and Sussex)

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David Jacobs evacuation: from London to Hoath.
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Some of the children really enjoyed their new activities in the countryside:
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Howar Baker was evacuated by boat to Yarmouth:
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in a similar boat to this one "The Royal Sovereign":
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Great Yarmouth was heavely bombed in World War 2, probably because of the naval base.
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Eilleen Wells was not lucky with neither of their billeting families in Lancing, Sussex.
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Some children waiting to be billeted. Notice the cardboard box where they had their gas masks.
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Second evacuation (Cornwall and Wales)

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Many evacuees changed location several times during the war. For instance, during the four years that lasted her evacuation (1940-1944), Beryl Batten and her family lived in different places around Cornwall. You can see them in this map:
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The Anonymous contributor was evacuated to Wales:
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This video shows how the children were taken to the countryside:
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Jim Hudges was very happy in his destination in the countryside.
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Sheila Shear made an unforgetable friendship in Chesham.
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Chesham, High Street:
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Further locations (Australia and Canada)


Margaret Gardiner was taken to Australia, where her mother had been born.
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And when Churchill reassured that the danger was over they came back to the west coast of Scotland.
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Thea Arnold had the opportunity to leave England and have a new life in Montreal with her children.

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Children being evacuated overseas. There were over 6,000 to Canada, 5,000 to the United States and around 600 to Australia.

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