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why did the british government decide to evacuate......children from Britain's Major cities at the start of the Second World War?

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Why did the British government decide to evacuate children from Britain's Major cities at the start of the Second World War? In this essay I will be studying why the British government decided to evacuate the children out of Britain's major towns and cities. In 1932 there was a Spanish civil war, this acted as a test for the German Luftwaffe, the German air force (Luftwaffe) got involved and showed the Spanish what they could do and by this I mean they bombed Guernica. This acted as a warning to the British government. After the government had seen what the Luftwaffe could do they decided in august 1939 to evacuate children to the countryside. ...read more.

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and lastly reception (this was rural areas where evacuees would be sent to). But by 1940 an estimated three million evacuee had returned home, the reason that is suggested for this is that of the lack of bombing. Other reasons that were suggested were homesickness among the children, dissatisfaction with the hosts and the loneliness of the parents. From source a in the booklet provided it tell us that some of the parents and teachers went with the children. I believe the sent the parents and the teachers in order that the children could carry on with their education and that the children would be happier with people they knew. ...read more.

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Also the government evacuated children because they wanted to save resources , this was because if the children where in the cities then they would be consuming valuable resources in which they could sent to the war effort. Overall I believe that the main reason that the government evacuated the children to the countryside was because they wanted the children to be safe and not be psychologically damaged from the war this was because the children are the future and the government knew this and acted on it. That is why I believe that the government decided to evacuate the children from Britain's major towns and cities. ...read more.

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