Out of Harm's Way

Out of Harm's Way

The Wartime Evacuation of Children From Britain

Book - 2006
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In June 1940 Britain expected enemy invasion. Despite Churchill's determination to fight on the beaches, many parents made desperate efforts to send their children abroad to safety. Thousands left for America, Canada, Australia and other distant countries.
In this revealing new book, Jessica Mann, herself a wartime evacuee, looks at the experiences of those who were sent away to a foreign land including their dangerous journeys across U-boat-ridden oceans, and asks how they coped with being away, and also how they found life back in the UK on their return. Drawing on extensive original research and memories of many former evacuees, including Elizabeth Taylor and Shirley Williams, Jessica Mann builds up a moving portrait of a lost generation.

Publisher: London : Headline, 2006, c2005
ISBN: 9780755311392
Branch Call Number: 940.5316 MAN
Characteristics: x, 342 p., [16] p. of plates :,ill. ;,20 cm


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Aug 26, 2011

A well-organized compilation of the experiences of a wide cross-section of children, including the author, who were evacuated from Britain during the Second World War to the "Dominions", the United States and other countries.

An honest account of the psychological impact on the children, their parents, the foster parents, and the communities.

Very readable and includes extensive bibliography.

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Aug 26, 2011

Liber_vermis thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over


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