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Pied Piper, World War II, Britain, official

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Evacuations of civilians in Britain during World War II was designed to save the population of urban or military areas from German aerial bombing of cities and military targets such as docks. Children, were moved to rural areas thought to be less at risk. Operation Pied Piper started on the 1st September and went on to the 3rd September 1939. More than 1.5 million people were evacuated. Further waves of official evacuation and re-evacuation occurred from the south and east coast in June 1940, when a seaborne invasion was expected, and from affected cities after the Blitz began in September 1940. Our picture shows: Excited crowd of boys and girls seen here boarding a train which will take them to outlying villages. 3rd September 1939

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Color Black & White
Keywords 1930s,Operation Piped Piper,Children,Home Front,Transport ,Railways,Stations,School Children,Journey,Platform,Carriages,Train
Credit Mirrorpix / GIW Photos
Year 1939
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