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Study Sources B and C. Which source is the more useful as evidence about the start of the children's evacuation journey? Explain your answer using Sources B and C and knowledge from your studies.

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Question 1 Study Sources B and C. Which source is the more useful as evidence about the start of the children's evacuation journey? Explain your answer using Sources B and C and knowledge from your studies. Source B is a picture/snapshot, called "Evacuees walking to the station in London, September 1939," taken by the government. In the picture, I can see a big group of children walking down the street, which by the title are going to the station. They have gas masks by there side, and in there hands a bag of belongings. I can see teachers walking by the side of them, and some parents, following them. The expressions on the faces of the teachers and the children are happy, smiling and waving to the camera. In Source B, many of the features match the knowledge I have of evacuation. First thing is the title, "Evacuees walking to the station in London, September 1939." I know instantly from the title that it matches what I know, that Evacuation occurred in 1939, and that the Evacuees got sent to safer place by train. ...read more.


Also the fact that it is a snapshot doesn't tell us the story off the picture. So overall I think this source is fairly useful, because some of the features are true and match my knowledge. But on the other hand the government took the photo and used it to persuade families to send their children away. Source C is an Interview, "A teacher remembers being evacuated with children from her school." The teacher interviewed in 1988. In the interview there are certain points she makes, about the children, the mothers and the train. According to the teacher, all you could hear was the feet of the children and they were too afraid to talk. The mothers weren't allowed with the children, but followed them to the station anyway. Once they had got to the train station, the train was there ready. They just got on it and went, and they had no idea where the train was going to take them. The gates closed, and the mothers called "Good-bye, darling," to there children. ...read more.


The teacher makes a point about the children that they were afraid to talk. How did she know this? Did she ask them? The children may not have wanted to talk; It may have been an upsetting experience for the children. So I don't believe this point she has made, and it doesn't match my knowledge. Finally she gives a general overview of what the mothers said: "Good-bye darling." Not all the mothers shouted that so it is giving a general overview. Overall I think this source is quite useful. In conclusion, I think that source C gives a better idea of what happened. I think Source B is fake considering the government took it, the children are happy about leaving their parents. In my opinion not many people at all would be happy about leaving their parents for months on end when they are between 5 and 16 years old. There are random people also on the picture, and it doesn't tell us anything about them, they could be parents or more teachers, police men etc. Whereas in source C the teacher explains what happened in own words, a true account of what occurred. It is a primary source. ...read more.

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