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Coursework Assignment Model A British history Briton In the second World War The Evacuation Of the British Children Which Source is most important/useful as evidence about the start of the children's evacuation journey? B or C? Source B and source C both relate with each other in the way that source B is a photograph and source C describes the same event. The both appear to be true and useful. Source B is a photograph of evacuees on the way to a train station walking from their local school, in London, sometime around September 1939. The photograph shows the children carrying their belongings and anything they might need on the journey with their teachers and they are all waving and smiling. ...read more.


Source C is an interview which was done in 1988 with a school teacher that took part in the evacuation. (Immediately you can notice that it was done well after the photograph was produced. From the interview we can see that the school teach took note of the fact that some mothers were very upset, some ok with it in the hope f that they would see their child again, and some mothers casting away their child. This source seems reliable because it is an interview with someone who was there at the time, so instead of a photograph which could well be fake, the interview seems to be true and real in the fact that, why would the teacher make up a story or lie about things which have happened? ...read more.


It doesn't show how some of the children saw the evacuation as an adventure/trip/holiday and that not every child disliked it, Which is a weakness in this source. I think that both of the sources are useful in their own way. Source B (photograph) shows how the children enjoyed being evacuated to the countryside. Or at least that's what the photograph was made to look like. And Source C explains how the children/parents acted towards the evacuation. Both sources could be fake, but I believe that both of them are real to a certain extent that it gives an impression of what certain people wanted you to think about the evacuation. ...read more.

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