Activities for Pupils
The Evacuation of School Children During World War Two
Aeroplanes were first used to drop bombs on British towns and cities during the First World War and some people were killed. The destructive power of these early raids was very small compared to the damage and loss of life which could be caused by the new generation of aeroplanes and explosive devices, developed after the end of the First World War. When Adolf Hitler came to power in 1933, he began to build up the German armed forces to make his country powerful again. British leaders worried that if a new war began, British cities and industrial areas would be targets for bombing raids. They started to make plans to move infants, children and some adults away from areas in danger if war was to break out.
Operation Pied Piper: What actually happened on the day of evacuation? Did the plans go smoothly?
The Drift Home: Why did so many adult and child evacuees go home quite soon after evacuation? Why were many re-evacuated later?
Education and Recreation: What problems did wartime conditions cause for schools and the education of evacuated children?
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