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Evacuation in Britain in World War Two Towards the end of 1939 most British people found that it was very hard to stop Hitler and they decided to use force because they thought that this could only stop him. Britain and France declared war on Germany on the 3rd September 1939, before this Germany had invaded Poland, which the British promised to protect. The British army sailed across the English Channel to join our ally France. Back home, the civilians of the British Isles prepared for a war which they knew was going to affect them directly. World War One had ended 21 years before, and many people remembered gas attacks, bombings from the air, rationing of food supplies and fear of enemy invasion. The word "Evacuation "means that when Britain wanted to move all the children from the dangerous areas to a safer area which was outside the country and they would be safe from peril or hazard. Before world war two children were moved from the dangerous area that was close for the enemy to be bombing. At this time factories and industries were making equipment for war. ...read more.


The British thought that a German pilot could see light from 20,000 feet. The government controlled all aspects of the media, wanted to give the public the impression that was popular among those affected and put out propaganda pictures and films to this effect. The other reason why the British controlled the media was they thought that it would give the enemy information and which could lead to giving help to them. The government only put up good information to make people's morale and also to think evacuation is working well. This was called censorship. There were evacuation areas where heavy bombings were expected. There were reception areas which was country side. These were reckoned to be safe from bombing as they had major military targets. The idea was that evacuees will move here and stay with local families. The neutral areas were places where people might suffer light bombing attacks. Nobody was to be evacuated from or theses areas. There were an also safe area which was such as Canada and Australia, where people were rich enough to go. The British decided that the Home Office should provide everyone gas masks for protection. ...read more.


The fact that there was not enough homes to put them. If the children had been killed the British would not have cooperated to win the war. They would also believe that the government only carded for there selves. One family that only refused to leave the country that was the Royal family in Buckingham Palace and they were prepared to fight for the country and die. This situation raised the people's morale because everyone aimed for winning the war. A lot of people helped the country to win the war for instance women worked in factories for longer hours. After the men left to go war the women's felt that they should help so they worked in the factories which was the men's job. Overall I would say that the main reason for evacuation was to take the children from the dangerous areas and protect them. At the same time to tried to keep peoples morale high. The government sent children to countryside for their safety and to be away from danger. As Britain moved closer to War the governments planning became more detailed. The governments plans did not always work but it did save lives. ?? ?? ?? ?? 1 By HABIB AKKURT 11R ...read more.

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