Pied Piper, St John Ambulance Service, World War II, Britain, official
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: Members of the St John Ambulance Service giving the children awaiting evacuation a drink of water. while they wait for their transport out of the city 3rd September 1939
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|Keywords||1930s,Operation Piped Piper,Children,Home Front,St Johns Ambulance,First Aid,Thirst,Drink,Water,Suitcase,Luggage,Uniforms|
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