Social historian Gillian Mawson has spent years collecting the stories of former evacuees and this book includes the personal memories of over 100, in their own words. Their accounts reveal what it was like to settle into a new home with strangers, often staying for years. While many enjoyed life in the countryside, some escaping inner-city poverty, others endured ill-treatment and homesickness.
A fascinating insight into the realities of wartime life, and a valuable oral history of a unique moment in British history.
|Publisher:||Pen & Sword Books Limited|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)|
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Arrivals and Departures: Embarking on Evacuation 1
Chapter 2 A Different World: Adjusting to Life Away from Home 45
Chapter 3 The Kindness of Strangers: Wartime Foster Parents and Carers 91
Chapter 4 Suffer the Little Children: Homesickness and Heartbreak - the Darker Side of Evacuation 121
Chapter 5 'We Were With the Children': Organising Evacuation 161
Websites on Evacuation 186
The Evacuees Reunion Association 187