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This first wave of the evacuation took place during September 1939 1,500,000 people were evacuated 827,000 of those people were Schoolchildren.

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This first wave of the evacuation took place during September 1939 1,500,000 people were evacuated 827,000 of those people were Schoolchildren. The government mainly only offered children the chance of evacuation if they lived in main industrial areas that they thought would be bombed. This was because in the recent wars in Spain and the Far East there had been terrible bombing on industrial towns and large cities. Therefore making the government nerves about the children's lives and safety. ...read more.

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If the children had stayed home there was a possible chance that more lives would be taken and more people would be injured because the parents of the children would be to busy looking after there children to think about themselves if there was an attack. This would cause more panic during air raids, making it all very on organised and dangers. During the first year the evacuees were evacuated, there was no air raids or any attacks on Great Britain, so some parents decided to bring their children home, the government published many posters trying to persuade the parents to keep their children in the safe countryside. ...read more.

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It also change the opinions of the people whom lived in the country they did not know what conditions the children were use to living in! Therefore after the war was over and they went home they knew how to look after themselves more. The a lot of things change because people found out about the conditions the children were put thought so, State Welfare became more widely available. Children learned how to control their lice and flea problems, therefore hygiene and sanitation problems became all under control. Victoria Edwards Evacuation 1. ...read more.

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