Essay about Evacuation

1243 Words Feb 20th, 2015 5 Pages
The lives of people on the home front were greatly changed by evacuation during World War II. How useful and reliable are these sources in explaining how people's lives were changed by evacuation during World War II. During World War II, children were moved to places such as the countryside due to area's being at risk of being bombed by the Germans. Pregnant women, teachers and the disabled were also evacuated. They all had to leave behind their families at home to move to area's where they were at lower risk of the bombing. All the evacuations took place on the 1st of September 1939, the evacuation was named 'Operation Pied Piper'. Over one million evacuees left London by train, all the children would have a label attached to them …show more content…
She lived in a popular bombing area being Birmingham where the German aircraft were most likely to drop their bombs. She was travelling with a friend named Margaret Gardner and her brother Michael, they were hoping to be billeted together but were unfortunately nobody had room for them all, she ended up staying with her brother with the Evan's family, they were given a warm welcome to their house and were treated nice and were cared for, there was only one problem they didn’t understand each other well. This sources was put out in September 2000, so this could be over-exaggerated but most likely was not as there was not any major problems stated which makes this source more reliable, it is useful because it tells you one person's prospective of evacuation, this programme was recorded to entertain people and tell them about what people experience during the evacuations. This source suggests that mothers children's lives would be changed for the best.
In Source A10, It is about Dr. Penny Starns, a historian and university leturer, writing a book called The Evacuation of Children during World War II. She was writing more of a negative point of view of evacuation, she was saying that most people would have felt isolated and a sense of loneliness at a dangerous time of war, she goes on to talk about you was lucky to have a