London at War - 1939 Evacuees London Police

Evacuees the measures being taken in London to prepare for World War II.

 

September 1939 – The evacuations of civilians in Britain during World War II, at the outset of World War II, London and major British cities were evacuated with 1.5 million displacements in the first three days of the official evacuation. The final number of evacuees reached a total of 3.75 million.

 

 

Joan's story - an evacuee in Penzance

 

In 1939 World War 2 was declared and bombing started in London. ... My mother took my brother and myself to a big station called Paddington in London.

 

timewitnesses.org/evacuees/~joan.html

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