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

Evacuation Sources Questions

Extracts from this document...


History Coursework Questions. Evacuation Sources Questions Nicky Fincham. 1. What source is most useful, source B or source C? Well, to answer this question I must first analyse both the sources, source B is a picture depicting what seems to be a class of evacuees and their teacher walking down the road, probably to the train station to be evacuated. The picture shows many of the children waving and smiling, and what seems like a lot of them skipping, showing them being happy about being evacuated. Being a photograph, it is quite unlikely that it has been changed in any way, or staged to show the children being happy, as the scene seems quite natural. However it is still possible that it was staged by the government at the time to encourage people not to resist evacuating their children, this would be done by showing the children happy and carefree, not afraid or worried about it. Also the picture was taken at the start of the war, when not many people had been evacuated, at this time the children and their families may not know exactly where they were going, and may have treated it like a holiday, so therefore they probably wouldn't be to afraid about what was happening. ...read more.


were bad mannered and misbehaved, while in source F the person is trying to correct this view to his own views and experiences, so this would also obviously make the accounts different. Also, the interviews were taken a long time after the event, so, even though the people would still have the same views of the event, they may not fully remember the specific details, so they could just be putting in things which they heard to go with their view of the event, making their accounts different again. 4. Source A is a summery of evacuation from a school history textbook. Do you think it gives an accurate interpretation of people's attitudes towards evacuation? I think that source A could be giving an accurate account of what happened, but only in some cases. All the way through the source the author, David Taylor, seems to be quite biased towards all the children being bad mannered, poor and misbehaved, when I know this not to be true in all cases, so in this case the source is to one sided to give a fully accurate interpretation of the situation. ...read more.


Source F is another source which says that the evacuees were not all poor, but this one goes into much more depth, saying that it was also upsetting for a rich kid to be evacuated to a poor host family. Overall I believe that the evacuation was both successful and not successful, it was successful in the way of the numbers of people being evacuated, but however it was not a success with the host families, as many of them were very unhappy with the situation. Also this could be viewed as a success in the long term, i.e. children returning with better health and manners after being in the country, I know this to be the case many times, also due to the problems which the host families faced, many people became more aware of the problems which poor people had, i.e. tier bad health, bad manners and general conditions. In the long term this could then be treated by the government with better living conditions and money for the poor, I know from my own knowledge that this was the case, so in the long term I believe that yes, the evacuation was a "great success". ...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. young peoples' rights - sociology

    If they are ill they must be given good health care to enable them to become well again. (Article 24 of the UN Convention) Ahmed, 14, phoned ChildLine saying he had visited his GP about a health problem. Although he questioned his doctor he did not feel he was being given enough information.

  2. History - Evacuation

    had to live in a degraded lifestyle as a result of evacuation. Other children had this problem too. One child said that because she came from a modern house, it was like going back in time. She said "the toilet was halfway up the garden. There was no running water.

  1. Using studies from the list below, answer the questions which follow: Rosenhan (sane in ...

    in their diagnosis of abnormality. Hence, this may have led them to diagnose healthy persons as mentally ill, thus, implying that they made type II errors in their diagnosis and investigation of abnormality. However, Raine et al. argue that their research supported previous findings about the role of certain brain structures in violent behaviour.

  2. I have decided to do my portfolio on Beaufort Park School, for several reasons. ...

    Therefore, as a result of this point made in the OFSTED report the school, has altered its methods of communication with the parents, and the school now has a very good relationship with parents. Another example, is that the report said that computers weren't used by pupils enough, and the teachers weren't good with computers.

  1. Why do sources A to F differ in their attitudes to the evacuation of ...

    It is not very reliable, for the reasons mentioned above. It can be linked to source D, in that they are both visual representations and that in Source A, everyone looks happy and are smiling, and in the picture of the advertisement in source D, the two children are also smiling and look cheerful.

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

    how the evacuation process was conducted and it shows us the sort of scene there may have been when children were being evacuated. The source is also useful because it shows us that the children had to walk with other children from their school in groups to the train station and were accompanied by a teacher.

  1. Evacuation - source related questions and answers

    By looking at sources A and E I have realised many comparisons between both sources as they are both reliable proven by dates abd information written below each source. Also source A and E have a comparisons in feelings and emotions as many quotes in source A and E show

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

    assumed that the children were to poor to have a pair of slippers. Source D This source is an appeal for more people in Scotland to provide home for evacuated children.

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