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Churchill's Children : The Evacuee Experience in Wartime Britain

By: Welshman, John.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Oxford : OUP Oxford, 2010Description: 1 online resource (369 p.).ISBN: 9780191574436.Subject(s): World War, 1939-1945 -- Children -- Great Britain | World War, 1939-1945 -- Evacuation of civilians -- Great Britain | World War, 1939-1945 -- Social aspects -- Great BritainGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Churchill's Children : The Evacuee Experience in Wartime BritainDDC classification: 940.53161 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Contents; List of Plates; List of Abbreviations; Introduction: A Child's War; 1. 'Evacuation': Just Another Word; 2. Operation Pied Piper; 3. The Railway Children; 4. Living Out of a Suitcase; 5. The Official Response; 6. A Winter on Welfare; 7. City and Countryside; 8. Spitfire Summer; 9. Victims or Vandals?; 10. One Year On; 11. The Long Haul; 12. Reconstruction; 13. Going Home; 14. Ordinary People in Extraordinary Circumstances; Epilogue; Notes; Index
Summary: We were dumped at a roundabout with our labels on. People pulled and tugged at the children they wanted. It was a bit like a cattle market... people just waded in. I went with a lady and her daughter - she was like a second Mum.'Alexander King, evacuated aged elevenBased on the stories of thirteen children and adults, Churchill's Children tells the often moving story of the evacuation of schoolchildren in Britain during the Second World War, from the first mass evacuations of 1939 through to the lesser-known but equally important evacuations of 1940 and 1944. John Welshman skilfully captures t
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Contents; List of Plates; List of Abbreviations; Introduction: A Child's War; 1. 'Evacuation': Just Another Word; 2. Operation Pied Piper; 3. The Railway Children; 4. Living Out of a Suitcase; 5. The Official Response; 6. A Winter on Welfare; 7. City and Countryside; 8. Spitfire Summer; 9. Victims or Vandals?; 10. One Year On; 11. The Long Haul; 12. Reconstruction; 13. Going Home; 14. Ordinary People in Extraordinary Circumstances; Epilogue; Notes; Index

We were dumped at a roundabout with our labels on. People pulled and tugged at the children they wanted. It was a bit like a cattle market... people just waded in. I went with a lady and her daughter - she was like a second Mum.'Alexander King, evacuated aged elevenBased on the stories of thirteen children and adults, Churchill's Children tells the often moving story of the evacuation of schoolchildren in Britain during the Second World War, from the first mass evacuations of 1939 through to the lesser-known but equally important evacuations of 1940 and 1944. John Welshman skilfully captures t

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John Welshman is the author or editor of five books on twentieth-century British social history and has held posts at the Universities of Leicester, Oxford, and York. He is currently Senior Lecturer in the Department of History at Lancaster University. He became interested in the evacuation as a postgraduate student, because the sources were so interesting and lively. He has since become an authority on evacuation, with articles in Twentieth Century BritishHistory, the Historical Journal, and the Journal of Scottish Historical Studies.

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