What was it like to be an evacuee during World War Two?

Welcome to the 'What was it line to be an evacuee during World War II?' educational website.

In 1939, at the beginning of World War Two, a man called John Anderson took charge of a mass evacuation of children from London and placed them with families far away in the country. They were given labels and numbered, as they were upheaved from their families and sent to live with complete strangers with no idea of when they might return. Some children saw the event as a chance to escape the bustle of the city and saw their trip to the countryside as a holiday. Truth was, for many, evacuqation was an emotional and scary memory. With little rations for their journey and extremely bad organisation, evacuations could be traumatic. Children were seperated from their siblings and taken to start a life with new people, in a new school, with no friends. (Prest 20011- BBC History.)

This site is here to help you understand all about evacuation during World War II, and to give you an idea of what it might have been like to be in the shoes of a child evacuee. It will be particuarly beneficial to KS2 children who have already began to learn about WW II.