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Evacuation was a great success." Do you Agree or disagree with this interpretation?

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"Evacuation was a great success." Do you Agree or disagree with this interpretation? My personal view is that I agree with the interpretation that the Evacuation was a great success I will now explain why. The Evacuation scheme was entirely voluntary the children would be much safer and happier away from the big cities with the dangers will be the greatest.Childern were offered homes were they made feel welcome. Evacuating the children would safer guard the next generation. The children's education wasn't affected as school teachers would have been have sent away to. The majority of children proved incredibly resolute and adapted to their new surroundings with relative ease. Handing over the children would make them safe from German bombs rather then keeping them at home to face uncertainty and danger. Mass evacuation was a beneficial method implemented by the government because it did the best to assure parents that evacuation at that time was in the best interest of the children. Source A is a primary source of a photograph of children smiling walking to the London Station which shows success they wanted to go .It could be seen as reliable as the picture was taken at that exact moment. ...read more.

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Here are some successful points to consider evacuation as an accomplishment Children thought it an adventure as few children had ever enjoyed the 'luxury' of rail travel and even fewer had ventured into the British countryside children marched patriotically songs. In addition children faced a better way of life they were treated like members of the foster family and showered with love and affection for the first time in their lives they actually encountered a lifestyle full of activities and amenities which could have never been felt before which included waling in the woods, indoor toilets, plenty of hot water, fresh vegetables, viewing live farm animals, trips to the cinemas. More general cleanliness including bathing more often. Overall they were safe from the bombing and had could concentrate on their studying. And they proved incredibly resolute and adapted to their new surroundings with particular ease. The Blitz was also a success because Britain managed to survive this they were prepared for the excepted bombings, many children had been evacuated form the cities, gas masks had been issued evacuation was carried out in stages. Volunteer organisations were set up to deal with the air raid threat. ...read more.

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These children sometimes ended up in homes where the adults had little interest in their welfare. The experience of the evacuees was determined on the home he/she went to. The process of this unfair selection was seen as 19th century slave market. Worries of parents was also an issue, they didn't want hand their children over to a complete stranger it was an agonising choice, parents had questions which couldn't be answered and basically some of the thought feared for the mistreat of their children. They lived a life of perpetual worry even ore if the worried about their husbands fighting overseas to. Parents also didn't know were their children were they were confusion to were children ended up, some travelled a few miles when others went as far a distance a British Isles My final point is that some foster parents adopted for the wrong reasons to. The less noble, motivated, no doubt by the small government allowance and increase in rationed food to cover the cost of looking after these children. And abusing them, this was pure selfishness and the wring reason to agreeing to be foster parents. My conclusion is basically agreeing with the first point I made overall on looking the positive points the evacuation was a success remembering only a minority suffered distress. Meymuna Ali 11k. ...read more.

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