out of harm s way the wartime evacuation of children from britain

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Out Of Harm S Way

Author : Jessica Mann
ISBN : 9781472220745
Genre : History
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The moving and remarkable story of the wartime evacuees who were sent abroad by their families.

London War Letters Of A Separated Family 1940 To 1945

Author : Christine Vasser Tall
ISBN : 9781598585865
Genre : History
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This is the story of an ordinary family living in London during the war years of 1940-1945, a story told through letters to a daughter, Christine Vassar. She was evacuated to the home of President MacCracken of Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, New York, U.S.A. in August of 1940 at the age of thirteen. Some of these letters took up to ten weeks to arrive and sometimes they were heavily censored. Others may have been lost at sea. After assembling these letters for family members in 2002, Christine read World War II memoirs and histories making clear to her that there is continuing interest in that war - that era - possibly because it may be thought of as The Good War. Or because those who were involved are coming to the end of their lives. The title of Christine's first collection of letters for her family was The Price of War. Though this now sounds pretentious it does say something about the anxieties and fears engendered by the letters: the air raids, the shortages, the barely disguised disruptions of so many kinds. The title at last chosen - London War Letters Of A Separated Family, 1940-1945 - is a better description of why these family members were writing so diligently. This book also includes the story of Christine's evacuation and life with her foster family. A chronology of World War II is added to help the reader follow the course of the war as described in these letters.

Worth Saving

Author : Sue Wheatcroft
ISBN : 9781784991197
Genre : Children with disabilities
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This book contains the first detailed study on the experiences of disabled children in England during the Second World War. It examines the lives of those who were evacuated into residential special schools within the reception areas and compares their experiences with others who, for various reasons, were not evacuated, who returned home early, or who spent time in hospital. Through the use of official documents, newspapers and personal testimony the book shows that for many disabled children the evacuation was a positive experience but one which depended largely on the attitudes of the authorities and of the general public, and perhaps more importantly, the attitudes and quality of the teaching and nursing staff, who were responsible for the children on a daily basis. The book reveals how the government evacuation scheme worked for certain groups of disabled children and how it failed those most vulnerable. Worth saving serves as a social commentary of a time when attitudes towards disabled people in general were changing, and demonstrates the impact that wartime conditions had on special education both during and after the war. It introduces a new area of research to a range of disciplines including Disability History, Childhood, Social Policy, Special Education, the Voluntary Sector, and the Second World War/Evacuation and is written in a style that is accessible both to academics and to the general reader.

Operation Pied Piper

Author : Niko Gärtner
ISBN : 9781617359033
Genre : Education
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When war came, the authorities in London and Berlin operated evacuation schemes that sent children into billets and camps in rural reception areas. The children’s exodus either happened orderly and followed years of planning and discussion amongst policy makers (London), or haphazardly following the sudden realization that the war would not be fought exclusively elsewhere (Berlin). As policies, the government evacuation schemes were bold, controversial and considering their distinct political contexts surprisingly similar; as were some of their consequences: the recipients did not accept them uncritically, the municipalities failed to evacuate the majority of children from the cities under attack, and private provision catered for a lot more children than the official schemes. This study of the British evacuation and Third Reich Kinderlandverschickung is an original and important contribution to the existing scholarship in two ways. First, it stays in the cities (rather than leaving with the evacuees towards the already wellresearched evacuation experience) in order to show the scheme’ geneses, but also to appreciate issues related to their operational conduct in the face of stray children, closed schools and rebellious parents in town. Second, the study explores the evacuation schemes in the two warring capitals in comparative perspective, thus critically analyzing how policy was developed and executed in the face of shifting and differing political contexts and acute sociological challenges. This study traces local developments through sources, from the earliest plans contemplated in London during the 1930s to the collapse of the Third Reich and delayed return of Berlin children in 1946. It covers operational aspects and explores themes of agency, citizenship, childhood, schooling and the relationship between state and individual. The robust historical research, combined with a strong central narrative, should appeal not only to historians of education or military historians, but also to policy makers, educators, former evacuees and all readers with a private or professional interest in wartime childhoods and evacuations.

Exploring And Locating Social Work

ISBN : 9781137604354
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The Evacuation

Author : Martin L. Parsons
ISBN : STANFORD:36105025063277
Genre : Children
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Accompanying the BBC Radio 4 series of the same name, this book reveals what really happened to the children of the World War II evacuation. Based on personal testimonies of over 500 evacuees, it uncovers historical evidence revealing that the evacuation scheme was mismanaged, with disastrous consequences.

A Girls War

Author : Doreen Drewry Lehr
ISBN : 1599322072
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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It probably doesn't surprise anyone to learn that for each one of us, a childhood does matter. It's a lesson the planners of Britain's World War II evacuations should have kept in mind. Doreen Drewry Lehr searches for her childhood, lost when she was sent away from her mother before she was even five. She finds precious clues in conversations with those who shared her wartime experiences on the beautiful, isolated and harsh Yorkshire Moors. The second part of the book surveys Britain's social policies that separated children from home and parents from the 17th century until 1967, when the last children left Britain – the majority falsely labeled as “orphans.”

Coming Home Conflict And Return Migration In The Afftermath Of Europe S Twentieth Century Civil Wars

Author : Sharif Gemie
ISBN : UCLA:L0105816003
Genre : Social Science
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Conflicts clearly resulted in forced displacement, but it is equally true that forced displacement created conflicts. The complex inter-relationship of conflict, return migration and the sometimes chimerical, but still compelling, search for a sense of home is the central preoccupation of the contributors to the two volumes of the Coming Home? series. Scholars from history, literature, cultural studies and sociology explore the tensions between nation-states and migrants as they have anticipated, implemented or challenged the process of return migration during the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. This book begins with Western Europe and progresses to Central and Eastern Europe from the period of the Spanish Civil War to the Cold War era, whilst the second volume - Coming home? Vol. 2: Conflict and Postcolonial Return Migration in the Context of France and North Africa - shifts the focus to the colonial and post-colonial framework of the French-North African nexus.

American Book Publishing Record

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ISBN : UOM:39015066180392
Genre : American literature
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The Myth Of The Blitz

Author : Angus Calder
ISBN : 9781448104048
Genre : History
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The Myth of the Blitz was nurtured at every level of society. It rested upon the assumed invincibility of an island race distinguished by good humour, understatement and the ability to pluck victory from the jaws of defeat by team work, improvisation and muddling through. In fact, in many ways, the Blitz was not like that. Sixty-thousand people were conscientious objectors; a quarter of London's population fled to the country; Churchill and the royal family were booed while touring the aftermath of air-raids; Britain was not bombed into classless democracy. Angus Calder provides a compelling examination of the events of 1940 and 1941 - when Britain 'stood alone' against the Luftwaffe - and of the Myth which sustained her 'finest hour'.

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