Oceans Apart: the Second World War children evacuated overseas





In 1939, the Government began the mass evacuation of children (as well as some recent or expectant mothers) from cities seen as being in danger of being attacked by enemy bombers. Although most evacuees ended up in the British countryside, more than 15,000 children were sent to safety abroad. A new exhibition, Oceans Apart: stories of children evacuated overseas, at the Imperial War Musem North, takes a closer look at their experiences....


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