• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Britain In The Second World War - The Evacuation Of British Children- Source based work.

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

2Victoria Newsum Exemplar Coursework Assignment Model A British History Britain In The Second World War The Evacuation Of British Children 1. Sources B and C are evidence about the start of the children's evacuation journey. Both can be described as useful but only to a certain extent. Source B is a photograph taken in September 1939 of the evacuees walking to the station in London. Photographs show exactly what is happening at a specific point in time. The photograph was taken in 1939 which was when evacuations were taking place. The photograph gives us information about how the children were evacuated and what they took with them. It also shows the expressions on the children's faces so we can see if they were happy or sad. Unfortunately the photograph does not show how the children were feeling so we don't know if they were smiling for the camera or if they were genuinely happy. The photograph is only of one part of the group of children so we don't know what the rest of the children were like ...read more.

Middle

However it is fiction which means it was made for entertainment and doesn't have any facts in it, it was written about 40 years after evacuation had taken place so the author can not be certain about events that took place and if it is meant for evidence about evacuees then does this story give an account of what all evacuees went through? I don't think this source is reliable for information about evacuees as it was written along time after the event, it is fiction not fact and it doesn't give a true impression of what all evacuees went through. 3. "Evacuation was a great success". Some people agree with this statement others do not. The main aim of evacuation was to take children to a safer place away from the bombing to reduce the amount of possible deaths. Evacuation can be seen as both a success and as a failure. It was a success as its aim was to remove children form possible, danger it achieved this by re-homing them in places such as the countryside, away from where the bombing was taking place. ...read more.

Conclusion

Also some of the foster parents just did it for the money and didn't bother to look after the children properly. Another example of pore organisation was the fact that the children were split from their families, their siblings would often be on the other side of the countryside and the children may have never seen their families again. Some of the foster parents had not been prepared for the state in which the evacuees were. They were shocked at the state they were in and didn't know how to cope. Two examples of this are source E and source F. The quote from source E "filthy habit of the children" and the quote from source F "common view of evacuees" show how the children were perceived as filthy, dirty and horrid children. As a conclusion to this, I don't think evacuation was a great success as they did not achieve a lot of what they wanted to achieve, a lot of the children had bad experiences, it was poorly organised and many of the foster parents didn't care about how they treated their children. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our AS and A Level Developmental Psychology section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related AS and A Level Developmental Psychology essays

  1. "Working conditions were terrible in 19th century Britain." Does the evidence support this view?

    They were often provided with houses though and they did not have all the dirt and disease of the city. During the last thirty years of the nineteenth century there were several bad harvests and as a result corn and meat had to be cheaply imported from other countries.

  2. The evacuation of British Children - Which source is the more useful as evidence ...

    To start with, the interview was taken 49 years after the evacuation of this teacher happened. That's is a long time and therefore the teacher might not of remembered all of what happened. The source is also very brief. It doesn't give much detail about things, like where they walked from, or which school it was she help evacuate.

  1. I have been given a restricted amount of time, in which I have to ...

    asked if it was possible to make a valid appointment in which my group and I can visit the cr�che. The manager was a very friendly woman, who accepted us to come straight away. She gave me a suitable appointment in which we could visit.

  2. Britain in the second World War: the Evacuation of British Children

    This was all very odd. I didn't like it. it was scary." This shows that even though this person was now living in better conditions, they were not happy were they were and they would rather be home. I think it depended on your host. If you liked them, then you would likely enjoy yourself.

  1. Why did Evacuation take place?

    It would lead to whole families leaving the large cities, and setting up elsewhere. This would mean that the workforce towards the war effort would drop dramatically, as factories producing bombs etc. were usually based in large cities, the danger areas.

  2. The idea for my coursework is the potential changing aspirations of teenage girls in ...

    group, every member of the population will have an equal chance of being picked. From the results of these 3 people I will construct a structured informal interview and conduct this with a further 2 people each year group. I will therefore gain results from the same amount of people in each year group deriving from a variety of ages.

  1. Which Source Is The More Useful As Evidence About The Start of The Children's ...

    I think that source C is the most useful, because it is quite possible that B is a piece of government propaganda, on the other hand C is definitely not propaganda as it was taken in 1988, and unlike a picture it describes how the children were feeling and behaving,

  2. Why do sources A to E differ in their attitudes to the evacuation of ...

    probably a propaganda piece issued by the government or the media and its purpose is initially to illustrate the evacuation process and it therefore gives this view in order to give people the impression that evacuation was positive thing and it is likely to be intended to encourage the remaining

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work