Pied Piper, World War II, Britain, London, 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: Schoolboys evacuated from London arriving at a village hall in the home counties awaiting collection by their surrogate families. 3rd September 1939
|Color||Black & White|
|Keywords||1930s,Operation Piped Piper,Children,Home Front,Boys,Suitcase,Luggage,Gas Masks|
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