• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Why do sources A to F differ in their attitudes to the evacuation of children?

Extracts from this document...


Why do sources A to F differ in their attitudes to the evacuation of children? Sources A to F offer vastly different interpretations of the evacuation experience. Throughout the war, as many children and adults were evacuated and you would perhaps expect their experiences to be similar, however in sources A to F the views of people are widely varied showing points for the evacuation process and against it. This is probably because the sources are different types, produced by different people at different times for different purposes. A primary source is a document or other sort of evidence such as a picture written or created during the time studied, or by one of the people or organizations directly involved in the event. Primary sources offer an inside view of a particular event.A secondary source interprets and analyzes primary sources. Secondary sources are one step after the events in question. These are not always reliable as they can be written or created 50 or 100 years after the event in question happened. Sources A to F show both Primary and secondary sources and this then helps us to analyze the attitudes of the evacuation of the children. ...read more.


Sources C and F are very different as one is a novel and one is a film. They also hint that experiences differed according to class. The source is neither for nor against evacuation as they have already been evacuated and it talks about experiences. Source c's attitude towards evacuation is much more neutral as it is neither for nor against and it has different views on experiences-novels are for entertainment purposes so you would expect their attitudes to be different to somewhat more biased views with sources. Source D is an appeal for people to provide homes for evacuee children, it is for evacuation as it wants people to help out during the war and do "their" part. The purpose of the source is to persuade people to help out, however, it is biased as and one sided as it is white propaganda to encourage families to take evacuees in, so obviously it is going to be for evacuation and only one sided. The poster has two children on it smiling to encourage the family's better nature and warm hearts by letting them into their homes. Using such phrases like "You may be saving a child's life", appeals to people's better natures as well. ...read more.


Source F's attitude towards evacuation is what some may call undecided as it has lots of different emotions and interpretations of the war to make it neither for nor against at points. Overall Source A to F's attitudes towards evacuation is widely varied in their interpretations of the war and the evacuation process. There are many for and against sources and even some neutral ones. Some of the sources attitudes showed that they thought evacuation was a good idea as they knew their children would be safe and they would be able to live a happy life after the war, However some other sources showed the negativeness that was lurking at the time of the war, many people wanted their children to stay with them and actually risk their children's lives, We know that some of the sources are primary and some are secondary. All of the sources I have just spoken about differ in their attitudes as the sources are made for different people at different times for different purposes, however the sources no matter how much they differ from pictures, interviews and films to appeals and novels they may not always be reliable in what they tell us and therefore giving us a false assumption of the attitude at the time of evacuation. ?? ?? ?? ?? Natasha Cooke ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE History Projects section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE History Projects essays

  1. Was Oystermouth Castle typical of the castles built in Wales during the middle Ages?

    During this stage, Oystermouth had its keep enlarged, and buildings were added to the west of the keep. It also its gateway strengthened, and its curtain wall rebuilt. It also had its chapel built. It was during the 13th century that it went on to add on domestic features as opposed to military features.

  2. The evacuation of dunkirk. Source evaluation.

    Source 3 - this source tells us boldly that tens of thousands safely home already and it also gives is facts about what is happening in Dunkirk how the troops coming home and also gives us more information. It gives the people at home a boost in morale.

  1. success of evacuation

    The government done a pretty good job by evacuating one and a half million children over a period of four days, this was done by the government taking over the whole transport system and only transporting evacuee children out of the major cities.

  2. In what ways were the lives of children on the home front affected by ...

    the Blitz didn't misshape the positive thoughts of living another day within a family. However this could have a negative effect on children because they have grown up too quickly and also they are experiencing traumatic things. This source is good because it was written at the time, it shows how people sheltered and how many London children were affected.

  1. Studying sources F, G, H and I and using my own knowledge I will ...

    After 1834, the breaking of workhouse rules fell into two categories: Disorderly conduct, which could be punished by a withdrawal for food "luxuries" such as cheese or tea, or the more serious Refractory conduct, which could result in a period of solitary confinement.

  2. What was the Purpose and Nature of the Final Solution?

    If the villagers made up petitions to move the camps elsewhere nothing substantial suggests that they didn't have different reasons other than these. The American serviceman even goes on to say, "I never knew what to believe"; if even he doesn't believe his own claims then we should have no strong reason to believe them.

  1. How Did the Views and the Arguments put forward by Supporters and opponents of ...

    But the opposition of the Klan would argue that some people can not help their feelings and in the Declaration of Independence it clearly states that, "...the right to life and liberty, and the pursuit of happiness". Therefore this is showing that it would be going against the Declaration to not to have their right to pursuit their own happiness.

  2. Life In The Trenches - research and evaluation of the sources

    From this source I can infer that shells made an incredibly loud and terrible noise when they were made, because the author of this poem (Captain Gilbert Frankau) uses the line ?heard ye the scream of our shells in the night, and the shuddering crashes??, which is basically just describing

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work