Children in WW2 - Holly Larkin


When the World War 2 started the children at school have to practice to put on their gas masks. It was very serious in those times.
  • Many children parents got taken to jail because some of those people are Jews.

  • When it was time for evacuation the children were taken to the countryside where it was safe.

  • The children didn’t know what was happening to them so some were excited some were sad.


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Children ready to be evacuated.
When they got to the countryside the teachers were trying to find a place for them to stay. The mums who are pregnant had to go with them.


  • The sisters and brothers some were separated. But some were not.


  • The children have to wear and card tag that goes round your neck. On the card it has to say: name, birth, destination, your school number, tooth brush toothpaste and a brush.

  • They contact their family by letter or postcard.

  • The mum and dad had to pick if they want their children to leave them.


  • On the 12 July 1945, 45,317 children came back to England. But when they got there some mums and dads have died.


  • They were evacuated on trains and buses 50 % of them was evacuated.


  • The children got evacuated on Sunday September 1939.

  • The government was in charge of the posters and tell them to let go your kids for safety.


  • At school they had to practice but their gas marks on.

  • Nearly two million children was sent away.

  • They were taken to the countryside and lived with strangers.

  • The children had to live next to the church.

  • They were standing in the train station not knowing where they were going. They didn't know if they were going to see their family ever again.

  • Evacuation started when the goverment was worried that hitler was starting a new war.

  • The bulleting officers was incharge of the evacuees where to take them.

  • They felt scared to go away from their family but they had to go away and make new friends.

  • The goverment thought that children under 5 would be scared of the gas masks so they designed to look like mickey mouse. Its colour was red and blue.

  • Blue rationed books were for children from 5 years to 16 years of age. It felt important for children to eat fruit, the full meat ration and a half pint of milk a day.


  • They were taken to the village hall to see the billeting officer. the billeting officers had to see who they had to stay with.
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    Propaganda poster


These are the people who got evacuated:

  • pregmant woman ( 12,000 )
  • school children ( 827,000 )
  • Mothers with children under five ( 524,000 )
  • some disabled people


I hope you learnt alot about children in world war 2.

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