• 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...

Introduction

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.

Middle

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.

Conclusion

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. In Britain today, most people live in nuclear families - The aim of this ...

    the pattern of our family life would change considerably and become an extended family of some sort. But due to where we live, the number of people in the household and where the children go to school and parents to work, we are a typical nuclear family.

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

    Throughout this analysis the parents continued to record enormous examples of conversations and the father asked many leading questions to help the boy discover the root of his fear. Hans' fear of the horses started to decline and Freud believed that two final fantasies marked a change in Hans and led to a resolution of his conflicts and anxieties.

  1. young peoples' rights - sociology

    What should I do if I'm worried? * Talk to your child * Be reassuring - tell them that you love them and nothing will change that * Allow your child to tell you their story in their own way without interrupting with lots of questions * Believe your child * Tell them that they have done

  2. 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

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

    The government also made plans for the evacuation of all children from Britain's large cities. Sir John Anderson, who was placed in charge of the scheme, decided to divide the country into three areas: evacuation (people living in urban districts where heavy bombing raids could be expected); neutral (areas that would neither send nor take evacuees)

  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 - Both sources B and C show a different view on the ...

    I know that although most evacuated children were poor but obviously the middle class children living in target areas would also be evacuated. Most people accepting evacuees were expecting middle to upper class children similar to their own but were shocked when children who had terrible manners and were lice

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

    The photo is not very detailed- it is a wide pan shot of the street, and therefore we cannot accurately see all of the people in the view. It is useful because it is a primary source from the time and was taken as the children were leaving, and so

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