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why did the british government decide to evacuate children at the start of world war 2 ?

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Aaron Locke Evacuation coursework question 1 Why did the British government decide to evacuate children from Britain's major cities in the early years of the Second World War? In this essay I am going to answer why the British government decided to evacuate children form Britain's major cities in the early years of the Second World War. Evacuation means leaving a place if it is putting lives in danger. Evacuation was introduced by the British government at the start of the Second World War and the first official evacuations began on September 1st 1939 two days before the declaration of war. The plan for evacuation was developed in the summer of 1938 by the Anderson committee they thought of this plan because it was predicted there would be high death tolls because of the aerial bombing around the coasts of England in the First World War and with Germanys technological advancement aerial bombing would be a lot worse. ...read more.

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Plus children were the future generation without them the country would not be running today. It wasn't just children that were evacuated it was mothers with children under 5, pregnant women and some disabled people as well. Britain's reaction to Hitler's threat of war was to start making plans for the evacuation process they mainly did this because in the first world war Germany was able to get over to England an do aerial bombing raids these were mainly round the coast thought as the zeppelins could not make it into the main land but during the time between World War 1 and World War 2 Germany had made many technological advancements meaning they had aircraft that could make it into Britain and cause mass death and destruction. ...read more.

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People were worried about gas attacks because mustard gas had been dropped in Abyssinia. Hitler had leased Mussolini weapons and money to win the war this showed Britain that Germany had chemical gases and they weren't afraid to use them so the British government provided gasmasks for everybody they had to carry them round every were they went. My conclusion to the question "why the British government decided to evacuate children form Britain's major cities in the early years of the Second World War" is that the British government was trying to protect young children because they were the future generation and they could not be rebuilt like industrial areas could these were young lives in danger so I think it was a good idea to introduce evacuation. ...read more.

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