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Why do sources A to F differ in their attitudes to the evacuation of children? Explain your answer using the sources and knowledge from your studies.

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Coursework Question 2(a) Why do sources A to F differ in their attitudes to the evacuation of children? Explain your answer using the sources and knowledge from your studies. Introduction To answer this question I will analyse and evaluate sources A to F and come to a conclusion on how they differ in their attitudes to the evacuation of children. Source A This source shows Evacuees walking to the station in London in September 1939. The source was a photograph taken in September 1939. In the photograph the children are walking with there teachers to the station, all of the children are happy because they will feel a lot safer in rural places appose to the cities. The purpose of the source is to show people evacuation was good. The government might use the picture for this reason. The intended audience of the source was people that were going to be evacuated so they could see that the people were happy. We need to be careful using the picture as the scene could be posed. ...read more.

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The advertisement was issued by the government in 1940. It showed that the children liked the foster parents a lot. It shows that there aren't enough foster parents about in Scotland and they need to be ready for any crisis that might come. The intended audience of the advertisement is all the adults in Scotland and it is trying to persuade them to be foster parents, as they are needed urgently. By producing the advertisement it shows that the government are trying to do something about the situation. Source E This source is an interview with a parent in May 1940; it is an extract from a mass observation survey. The observer was interviewing a southend father of a seven-year-old child. It shows that the people change their mind on whether to evacuate the children or not. The father feels that where he would send his boy he wouldn't be looked after very well, they would be sending the children into Wales and the west. ...read more.

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The purpose of the source is for entertainment and BBC had a large audience viewing it but it is accurate as far as evacuation is concerned. This source is similar to source C (carries war) because it is a novel made up. The film is very accurate so it looks like a reliable source because seems to be very well researched. Conclusion Sources A to F differ in there attitudes towards the evacuation because some sources are showing just the good things about evacuating so more people think that evacuation is good. But on the other hand some sources show just the bad points about evacuation, this makes some people think that evacuation was a bad thing. But by interviewing a parent (source E) this shows exactly what the parent thinks but he could have been influenced on his choice not to let his child go by other sources that have been published. In contrast with the other sources, source F (Good night Mr Tom) shows what evacuation was like and it shows the good and bad points of evacuation. By George day ...read more.

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