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How accurate would it be to say that for children, during World War Two in Britain, evacuation was a miserable and unhappy experience?

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How accurate would it be to say that for children, during World War Two in Britain, evacuation was a miserable and unhappy experience? Most children had to leave their members of their families behind to go and live in the country away from the bombing. A mother of four, Charlotte, had not seen her children for seven years which meant that not only a miserable time for the mother but her children had to live without a mother for seven years which would have been a terrible experience. Most people miss their mothers after a week going away but imagine not seeing your mother for seven years. Rodger Stanley said that evacuees were blamed for everything that happened in the villages. ...read more.

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Many of the children were treated as members of the family as a huge number of people wanted to help with the war and do 'their bit'. Rita Glenister Said that she was taken into a caring home and was treated like a member of the family which was a nice gesture as the children would be very vulnerable at this time. Some children were taken into very rich homes and were given things that they had never before had. Norma Reeve came from a lowly background and was taken into a very rich home and was given things that were luxurious items were she had come from. The family that she stayed with had butlers and servants. The children were also much safer in the country which would have probably made them a little happier to know that they were away from all the danger of the bombs. ...read more.

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John Brasier said that for him it was a tremendous adventure as it was his first time on a train. Maybe if he had stayed at home he may never have ever gone on a train in his life. In my opinion it would have been quite accurate if one is to say that it was a miserable time for children being evacuated in World War Two. I think this because the children would not have seen their families a lot, in fact most children did not see their children at all! If I was evacuated I know that I would have found it a miserable time because I would have missed my family. Of course there were the good points as well but families are an important part of life and children would miss their parent a lot on evacuation. Bilal Yasin 10 elgar History Mr Pyke. ...read more.

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