Two thousand WWII children evacuees reunite 70 years later - Families were split up as three million children were given their rations and sent on trains out of the cities and, hopefully, to safety as the Second World War began. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1210474/Two-thousand-WW2-children-evacuees-reunite-70-years-later

Michael Aspel among two thousand WW2 children evacuees reunited 70 years later

A policeman makes sure young evacuees are on the correct train out of London for evacuation, (Press Association). I cant imagine having to make the decision to send my child away during this time without me. How heartbreaking!

British children being evacuated into the countryside. World War 2

History ~ Children being evacuated into the countryside. World War 2

Postcard - Evacuation Poster - World War II - British - Mothers Children Adverts

Postcard - Evacuation Poster - World War II - British - Mothers Children Adverts

Toward the beginning of the book Mary expressed her concern about the zoo animals being saved before the children.

Children being evacuated out of London during the outbreak of World War II, 1939. William Vandivert

View of Children Being Evacuated Out of London During the Outbreak of World War II

Children being evacuated out of London during the outbreak of World War II, 1939 - William Vandivert

"A small black boy carrying his luggage as he left London for the country with a party of other evacuees on 5 july 1940".

A small black boy carrying his luggage as he left London for the country with a party of other evacuees, 1940

Young Evacuees 1942. A helper at Paddington Station in London fixing a label onto a child being evacuated from London during the war.

World War 2: More evacuations possible

Young Evacuees A helper at Paddington Station fixing a label onto a child being evacuated from London during the war.

Boy evacuees with gas masks; Second World War: evacuating London

Second World War: evacuating London

Child evacuees on their way to the station, Sept 1939. As the evacuees began to settle into their new homes, “the daily press of that period did much to spread the story of the successful venture. Boys and girls who had never seen farm-life before provided good material for the Press photographer. He was able to snap groups of happy children racing down the village lane when the lunch-bell rang, or setting out on a blackberrying expedition...”

Second World War: evacuating London

Children from a nursery school in Kentish Town, London, are evacuated. Notice their labels.

Children in Kentish Town, London are ecacuated to the countryside in like the children Polly works with at Lady Caroline's mansion.

Leave This to Us, Sonny - You Ought to be Out of London

"Leave this to us Sonny - You ought to be out of London" ~ early WWII poster from the Ministry of Health Evacuation Scheme, London

Evacuees

Second World War evacuation poster. Interesting reference for Carrie's War.

A typical evacuees suitcase - on loan from The Discovery Museum, Newcastle upon Tyne

A typical evacuees suitcase - on loan from The Discovery Museum, Newcastle upon Tyne.a vintage toy

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