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Source G is an extract from a novel about evacuees. It is from 'Carries War,' a novel for children written by Nina Bowden in 1973. Source G tells the story of two children entering the home of a host family

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Umair Ameen 11D Is Source G reliable as evidence about evacuees? Source G is an extract from a novel about evacuees. It is from 'Carries War,' a novel for children written by Nina Bowden in 1973. Source G tells the story of two children entering the home of a host family. The story is from the children's perspective. From analysing this source, there are certain aspects that make it reliable. 'Not a speck of dust anywhere.' The beginning line immediately gives us the impression of a rich, tidy and prosperous house in the country belonging to an upper middle-class family. I think that Source G give us the common thought in that time of people living in the countryside being wealthy. Certain aspects of this quote is reliable because it was also shown this way in the film , the people that lived in the country had a better, much cleaner lifestyle. ...read more.


However, the evacuees giggle 'She thinks we're poor children' this suggests to the historian that these children may not be poor as Miss Evans assumed, they might also have come from an upper middle-class family, it was very stereotypical view at this time of WW2 where the people in the country used to think that town people were poor. This shows a whole new perspective rather than the general thoughts which give the historian a slightly balanced view now. From my own knowledge, some evacuees enjoyed their time, children could have there own private clean and comfortable, they had more baths, education, these are a positive outcomes out of evacuation. This source is useful as it portrays most evacuees faced the same situation of adapting into a new lifestyle. ...read more.


From my own knowledge. I know that the majority of evacuees suffered neglection and mal-treatment. Siblings were usually separated and taken to different host families however fortunately these two were not. This source doesn't not give us in dept analysis so it provides us no further insight and no great detail to give us a better understanding. This is only one experience of evacuation and therefore makes it a hard to have an all-round clear description of evacuation. These are some of the negatives that may affect the accuracy for the historian. In conclusion, I think Source G is unreliable evidence about evacuees as it only gives us one experience about evacuation. Yes it would be useful but this is not the true story for many evacuees. The reliability of a source depends on the accuracy of information and these are just general thoughts and ideas about evacuation. ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

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