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

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Why do sources A to F differ in their attitudes to the evacuation of children? Sources A to F do differ in their opinion of Evacuation, some give the perception of evacuation as a success while others, believe it to be a failure, I will look at why they differ in their attitudes and also at why the individual sources were produced. Source A shows, what appears to be school children being evacuated, most of the people within the photograph appear to be smiling, however this is unreliable as a view onto their feelings at the time, as it appears that all those taking part in the photograph are aware that they are being photographed, and therefore they would smile towards the camera even if they had been in tears previously, also this photograph may have been produced as a piece of propaganda. ...read more.

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Source C is a very difficult source to judge, the piece is from a novel published many years after the war, and therefore is a piece of fiction, yet it is most probably produced from Nina Bowden's own experience's and also from a substantial amount of research, and therefore may contain some very important pieces of information on this topic. The source highlights one of the failures of evacuation in that the foster parent believes the evacuees to be poor children, however I believe that the source gives a neutral view on evacuation and this is probably due to the fact that, the novel was published so long after the evacuations. Source D is a piece of propaganda, produced by the government in order to gain more homes for the evacuees, therefore is going ...read more.

Conclusion

Source F is a public information film that was produced to present evacuation as a success, and therefore does not show evacuation as it actually was, the piece is obviously staged as on the video one of the children has to be prompted. In conclusion the main reason that the sources differ is the circumstances in which they were produced, and by whom they were produced, the pieces produced by someone who was not directly involved or a source that was to be used as a piece of propaganda shows the evacuations to be a success, whereas those produced by somebody directly involved with the evacuations seems to give a attitude of evacuations as a failure. ...read more.

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