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Arguments For and Against Evacuation during the Second World War

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Arguments For and Against Evacuation during the Second World War Some arguments AGAINST evacuation: 1) Children were separated from their mums and dads and often became very homesick. 2) Older brothers and sisters, beyond the age of evacuation, stayed in the cities. Similarly, babies usually stayed at home, so evacuated children often left their brothers and sisters behind. 3) ...read more.

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5) The evacuated children had to get used to new schools, new teachers and, often, new peer groups. 6) Evacuees were unable to write to their family very often because stamps etc. were rationed. 7) Parents were unable to make frequent visits to see their children in the countryside as transport around the country was prioritised for military personnel. ...read more.

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and therefore received a more rounded education. 3) The countryside air was much healthier than the air in the city. 4) Some evacuees became very attached to their billeting parents and almost gained a 'second family'. 5) There were far more open spaces for evacuees to play in. Readers of novels like Goodnight Mr Tom, Stonestruck, Friend or Foe and Blitz may have additional points to add to both sides of the arguments. ...read more.

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