Evacuation in World War II by Martin Parsons


Evacuation in World War II by Martin Parsons

Why were thousands of British children evacuated from their homes in 1939? Where did these evacuees go? Who looked after them? This book helps children at Key Stage 2 discover the answers to these and other fascinating questions by exploring real-life accounts, looking on the Internet and finding clues about what life was like for thousands of British children. The detective shows how to create a project on evacuation, discover information about the Anderson Committee, who planned the evacuation scheme and learn about the reasons why the biggest evacuation ever to take place in Britain took place. Packed with fascinating information, The History Detective Investigates series inspires children's curiosity to find out more about the past. Ideally suited for readers age 8+ or teachers who are looking for books to support the new KS2 curriculum for 2014.

About the Author

Dr Martin Parsons is director of PGCE Secondary at the University of Reading. He has established a centre for evacuee studies at the university and has lectured on the topic at the Imperial War Museum and abroad. He has lived with his family in Southend Bradfield for a number fo years and is actively involved in village activities.

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32 pages
Interest Age: From 9


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Publication date

24th September 2015



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