why were children evacuated?
During World War 2 it was very dangerous to live in the city. Enemies would drop bombs on the city in the hope of killing as many people as possible, and to stop the factories from making weapons that soldiers could use. There were often air raids, which meant everybody had to seek shelter from the bombs, rather in a shelter in their garden called an Anderson Shelter, or by going to sheltered places such as train stations. This meant it was safer for children to live in the countryside to avoid the bombings in places such as London. Below are some images of what it was like in London during World War 2.
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