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  • Experiences of British Home Children in Canada

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    facing problems of over populated cities. Life for the poor class was incredibly difficult. To survive, children as young as _____ had to find work to bring in money for food and shelter. In such families young children were seen as a burden and older ones as a source of income. Oftentimes unexpected circumstances such as sickness would leave families unable to support themselves. Orphaned children took to the streets or were put in parishes by closest kin which were not much better than the streets

  • The Evacuation of British Children in World War II

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    The Evacuation of British Children in World War II The evacuation of Britain's cities at the start of World War Two was the biggest and most concentrated mass movement of people in Britain's history. Only Children and teachers were evacuated and were only taken from the likeliest German targets. The first children to be evacuated were taken from their families on the 31 st August 1939. In the first few weeks nearly two million children were evacuated. Usually when children were evacuated

  • The Evacuation of British Children During World War Two

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    Reasons Leading to the Evacuation of Children from Britain's Major Cities Early in World War Two The evacuation of Britain's cities at the start of World War Two was the biggest and most concentrated mass movement of people in Britain's history. Two days before the war broke out on the 1st September 1939, children & pregnant women started to evacuate from all major cities such as London, Liverpool and Sheffield. In the first four days of September 1939, nearly 3,000,000 people were transported

  • Children Working In The Factories during the British Industrial Revolution

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    The British industrial revolution (1770 - 1850) had a super negative impact on the right of children. Since child labour was already a pervasive problem during the 17th century in Britain, the industrial revolution simply just made child labour even more overflowed. It was extremely unfair compare these thousands of children who worked non-stopping and suffered throughout their whole childhoods with the other normal kids who were at school and lived happily. However there had not been much things

  • Britain in the Second World War: The Evacuation of British Children

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    of British Children There would be many differing reactions from people in Britain to the evacuation policy during the Second World War. The first group of people would be the children who were actually being moved away from their homes and everything they know to live in the country, away from there mothers and fathers and family to stay with people they do not know and have not met. I have two letters from http://www.eastwood.ngfl.ac.uk/Pages/evacuate.html to explain how children felt

  • The Evacuation of British Children During World War Two

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    The Evacuation of British Children During World War Two The evacuation of Britain's cities at the start of World War Two was the largest movement of people in Britain's history. In the first four days of September 1939, nearly 3,000,000 people were transported from towns and cities. The Government’s aim was to reduce the risk of injuries and death from the main target areas such as London, Manchester, Bristol, Portsmouth and many other cities. The danger came from German bomber attacks over

  • The Evacuation of British Children During World War II

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    The Evacuation of British Children During World War II At the start of the Second World War, the British government introduced a plan of evacuation. It was to evacuate children and pregnant women from evacuation areas where heavy bombing was expected. The heavy bombing was expected in large cities and industrial areas. The government expected a heavy bombing campaign in towns, cities, and industrial areas, so they expected heavy casualties. After the tragedies of World War 1, where Britain

  • The Decision to Evacuate British Children During World War II

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    The Decision to Evacuate British Children During World War II During the first years of World War 2, two main evacuations took place in Britain, in order to remove innocents, such as children, to rural areas and out of target cities that were under threat from German bombing and the Luftwaffe’s ‘Blitzkrieg’ tactics. There were many reasons why the Government chose to evacuate. These included, protection of civilians, fear of bombing and gas attacks and the aspiration to avoid another major

  • British Government's Evacuation of Children During World War II

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    British Government's Evacuation of Children During World War II September 1939-April 1940 was known as the ‘phoney war’. Although war had been declared, no precautions seemed necessary yet, no bombings had taken place so evacuation and the wearing of gas masks seemed pointless to many people however the government still carried it out due to the threat that Germany would drop bombs at any time. The evacuation of Britain’s cities at the start of World War Two was the biggest and most

  • Assessment of the British Evacuation of Children During World War II

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    Assessment of the British Evacuation of Children During World War II The main aim of evacuation was to protect Britain’s children form the threat of a German Blitz. Between the 1st and 3rd of September 1939 over 1.5 children, pregnant women and disabled people were evacuated to rural areas in mainland Britain. In my essay I am going to determine weather or not this objective was met and look at many different sources to see if there is any conflict in opinion. Whether evacuation was

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