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Evacuation Part 1 Evacuation was a very important part of World War 2. It was important for the children and parents. The parents could work with out having to worry about looking after their children and when there is an air raid you could just go down to the shelter easily. It is good for the children because they get to see sites they have never seen before, such as sheep and cows. Also in the country they would get more food due to it being produced in their vicinity. From the end of World War 1 and to the start of World War 2 plane development increased rapidly. There was air warfare in 1937 in Guernica and in 1935 in Abyssinia. Planes such as the German Albatross and the British Sopwith Camel were used; other planes such as the German Gotha IV and the British Vickers Vimy were developed to carry bombs. ...read more.


On French soil there were minor, local skirmishes with the maginoline on the border of France. This was set up to stop the Germans coming into France. The Maginoline was aside an impenetrable forest; the French thought that the Germans couldn't get through but, they did, the Maginoline was ineffective. The Blitz is a name for tactical bombing campaign piloted by the Germans against all major cities in England. From September 1940 through May 1941. The main bombing targets were docks, factories and air bases. On August 14, 1940 the first bombing occurred by the German Luftwaffe bombers. This bombing was not purpose though, instead of dropping bombs on a military target they drifted off course and dropped them in the centre of London, Destroying a few houses and a few civilians. During the blitz no lights were allowed to be on at night because the Luftwaffes could see the lights and would have an easy target. ...read more.


Even though children got more food, rationing was still occurring so chefs made up new recipes such as squirrel tale soup; this was to make a housewife's life easier. Children who were evacuated would have new experiences that they would never have in the city. Children would see animals like sheep, cows and goats, if children were sent to Australia they would see Kangaroos, Wallabies and other exotic animals. Children would also be looked after better; they would be given toothbrushes, toothpaste and toiletries. For some people though it was not all well and good, some children got beaten and food taken away from them. With children being evacuated from all over the UK, they would mix with all different classes. This would mean making friends and learning how to mix with other children and living away from home for a while would prepare them for the future. In conclusion, in my opinion the main reason for evacuation is the blitz and the V1 and V2 rockets. This caused parents to fear for the life of the children so they felt compelled to send their children away. ...read more.

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