Because of German bombing many children were moved
out of big cities. They went to safer places in the
countryside and small towns.
38000 children were evacuated during the war.
Mothers with babies and old people were evacuated as
Some schools were evacuated as a group. They
took teachers and pupils and carried on lessons in a
Children were only allowed to take a few things with
them when they were evacuated. They took a few
clothes, some food and their gas masks. They had
to wear name labels like the boy on the costume
Despite evacuation 219 school children were killed
in the war.