Evacuees - 9781783831531

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  • Product code: ALGSO
  • ISBN: 9781783831531
  • Publisher: Pen & Sword Books Ltd
  • Format: Hardback
  • Dimensions: 24.6cm x 16.8cm
  • Pages: 144
  • Publish date: 30/09/2014

Evacuees (Hardback)

Evacuees - 9781783831531

Gillian Mawson


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On the outbreak of the Second World War, during the first week of September 1939 over three million people were evacuated. Operation Pied Piper was the largest ever transportation of people across Britain, and most of those moved to safety in the countryside were schoolchildren. Social historian Gillian Mawson has spent years collecting the stories of former evacuees and this book includes the personal memories of over 100, in their own words. Their accounts reveal what it was like to settle into a new home with strangers, often staying for years. While many enjoyed life in the countryside, some escaping inner-city poverty, others endured ill-treatment and homesickness. A fascinating insight into the realities of wartime life, and a valuable oral history of a unique moment in British history.

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Product Details

  • Product code: ALGSO
  • ISBN: 9781783831531
  • Publisher: Pen & Sword Books Ltd
  • Format: Hardback
  • Dimensions: 24.6cm x 16.8cm
  • Pages: 144
  • Publish date: 30/09/2014

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