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Source G is an extract from a novel. Is it reliable as evidence about evacuees? Explain your answer using Source G and knowledge from your studies

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Coursework draft Question 2: Source G is an extract from a novel. Is it reliable as evidence about evacuees? Explain your answer using Source G and knowledge from your studies Source G is an extract from Nina Bowden's novel 'Carrie's war'. This is a story of a young girl who gets evacuated to Wales during ww2. This book includes parts taken from Nina's own experiences but, Nina Bowden stresses the fact that it is not a biographical novel. ...read more.

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The fact it was written after the time makes it possible that memories could have been influenced and swayed over time. Also the fact that it is fiction ultimately makes it unreliable. Although source G is a novel it still has realistic elements to it. For example the social divide of the British population during the war in the 1930s and 1940s. Source G also relates to the prejudice shown towards certain social classes. Thirdly it also tells you of the attitudes of the foster parents and the feelings they had towards evacuees. ...read more.

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This was where you would see the stereotypical English snobbery that the world still has the idea about Britain. To conclude it has to be said that Nina Bowden really does address the bad points of evacuation. She seems to focus on the bad parts of one of the greatest governmental strategies this country has ever seen. She would rather focus on the negatives than the fact that it saved the lives of those 1.5million people that were evacuated in 1939 and many more over the course of the war. If it wasn't for evacuation I would not be writing this coursework essay. ...read more.

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