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History Coursework How Evacuation effected peoples lives Evacuation effected peoples lives a lot during the Second World War as a lot of families became broken up after the evacuations. Another way in which evacuation effected peoples lives is that there was a lot of mixing in social classes and families showing favouritism to their own children, For example if a middle class family child went to live with a lower class family child the middle class family child would not be used to working which would mean the parents and families getting fed up with the middle class child working as hard as they would normally expect and also they would treat their child better and help it out more, and not give as much support to the child. ...read more.


Rationing was also introduced to make sure that food across Britain was spread as equally as possible, which helped the population to stay healthy. The reasons for this were to make sure that people could still work in the munitions factories and would have been healthy to go off to war if they were going to be called out, also they would have more room for the injured soldiers when they came back injured from war which would save money and give the soldiers better treatment. Where Air Raid Precautions Successful In November 1938 Neville Chamberlain put Sir John Anderson in charge of Air Raid Precautions, almost immediately he asked the designer, William Patterson, to design a small cheap shelter that could be put up in peoples back gardens. ...read more.


By the time of the blitz this had risen to two and a quarter million people. When the Luffwaffa started bombing at night the government expected people to start sleeping in their Anderson Shelters. The Anderson Shelters were dark and damp so this meant that many people were reluctant to sleep in them. Especially in Low lying areas, because they used to flood very quickly. Another Air Raid Precaution was the gas mask. Gas masked were introduced to the public to help you from getting poisoned when there was a gas attack, they were however were not that useful as they're technology was that advanced. Another gas precaution was the covering of windows with a cloth material to try and stop gas getting into windows however this would never have worked because we know now that gas cannot be stopped by a piece of cloth as gas can go anywhere. ...read more.

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