The evacuation of children from cities to the countryside in order to keep them safe from air raids began in September Children were also evacuated to other rural areas, such as East Anglia. The children who were evacuated were known as evacuees and the families they stayed with in the countryside were called host families. Several thousand children were evacuated overseas to Canada, Australia and the United States.
The photograph is of evacuees, which are school children and teachers, walking to a train station in London. Source C is the memories a teacher has of being evacuated with school children.
The source is from an interview in Source B is a primary source as it is a photograph from the time of the evacuation period, during the Second World War. The photograph is black and white for the reason that photography had only just settled in the daily routine of life; so had not been around long enough to encourage developments in photograph.
This is a good source of showing exactly what school children and teachers look like at the time of evacuation, as it is a visual image. Closer observation of the photograph shows that the children and teachers are smiling and waving whilst walking towards the train station; carrying only essential belongings and a box, which contains their gas masks.
A disadvantage of this source is that it is very subjective, because a photograph only Evacuation during world war 2 essay a split second of time.
From the photograph the children and teachers seem to be very contented, as they are smiling and waving; but this could just simply be a natural pose for the camera.
Source C is a secondary source as the teacher is telling the memories she had in an interview, over forty years later. The teacher describes the emotions and movements of the children. They were most probably afraid to talk because they had not been told where they were going and if they were ever to return back home.
The big disadvantage of this source is that it was recorded inover four decades later. Therefore the memories are not exactly correct, as she may have forgotten or interpreted some emotions differently. A reason for this is because it describes emotions, as well as the journey to the station, and other events that occurred.
Whereas Source B is a photograph, and so only captures a split second of time, and the emotion is not the true emotion, it is more a pose for the camera. A reason for this could be that she is not married because she is known as Miss Evans and does not have any children, so therefore she is young and does not really want to have the experience of looking after children yet.
The evacuees during the Second World War could not carry much when travelling from the town or city to the countryside. They could just about take essential clothing, toiletries, and if they were lucky a luxury item of theirs.
Miss Evans quite simply thought that Carrie and Nick were poor because they had no slippers. Most evacuees during the Second World War were poor; meaning they lived in slums, had a bad diet, but most of all could not afford essential items.
People of the countryside expected a lot from the evacuees, seeing that they had come from towns and cities. They expected the evacuees to be rich and to have the utmost mannerisms.
The countryside people thought this because the towns and cities were full of large industries, so there was a high rate of employment, and so probably very good pay. The truth was that the majority of those who worked in the industries were labourers and as a result received poor pay.
The outlook of countryside people on poor children was slightly negative, due to the fact that in the countryside there were hardly any poor people, because everyone worked for a living.World War II: Internment of Japanese Americans.
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Discuss the experiences of evacuees during World War 11 and consider what problems they, their families and their hosts experienced. Brown () believes the seeds of the Evacuation came from World War 1 when the bombing of towns and cities killed many civilians. The experience of the host families in World War 2 is similar to that of the evacuees.
There are many different experiences. Some of them good, and again some of them bad. In World War II, millions of children were evacuated . Can you imagine having the passion, drive, talent, and focus to labor not only weeks or months, but sometimes years (and often with nominal financial reward), to create something others can pick up, open, ignore, digest, savor, critique, enjoy, and experience in the form of a published book?
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