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Children that were of school age were evacuated to reception areas without their parents. They had to go to school with a change of clothes, basic toilet essentials, a packed lunch and a gas mask. Teachers would take the children to buses and trains so they could go to reception areas. For many of the children it was a huge impact on their lives. They were city children and now they had to live in the countryside. Now they had to get used to their lives in the country. Some children adapted better than others. They each got a new house and a new guardian.


Across the world, children from every country involved in the war were as affected by the fighting in the place where they lived. So all the children had to be evacuated. The children's lives were changed and they had to make new friends and families. The children struggled to cope with their new life and environment.


The children of Britain in World War II, after they had been evacuated, had to attend school in the country. Where they learnt to knit, read, cook and other interesting things that would help them in their new lives. When the air-raid siren would sound all the children would rush to the concrete bunkers for shelter. They also learnt how to put up blackouts and how do important drills and procedures to help them be safe in the country. The teacher soften weren't very skilled because they had no prior teaching experience.


The children's diet during World War II was strict because they had a short supply of food and everyone got a fair amount. Sugar and fruit were extremely hard to get so they had to grow their own vegetables and fruits in their own gardens so that when they had food, nothing was wasted. The children did not enjoy the diet but they had to be grateful and accept what they got.


Wartime Childhood  

Examining what life was like for a child growing up in World War Two.

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