The Impact of Civilian Evacuation in the Second World War
This book, first published in 1986, examines the wartime evacuation of children in Britain from their homes in cities to safety in the countryside. It analyses the social impact of the separation on parents and children, and teases out of the official records the origins and assumptions of evacuation planning. It examines the aims, implementation and evolution of the evacuation policy, its success or failure and its effect upon post-war social planning in Britain.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction 2. Evolution of a Policy 3. Children in the Country 4. Beds Before Desks 5. Government Under Attack 6. An American Interlude 7. Evacuation and Educational Reconstruction 8. The Evacuation and Post-War Britain
Travis L. Crosby