Evacuees in Montgomeryshire

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    Teitl Cymraeg/Welsh title: Faciwis yn Sir Drefaldwyn
    Ffotograffydd/Photographer: Geoff Charles (1909-2002)
    Dyddiad/Date: September 9, 1939.
    Cyfrwng/Medium: Negydd / Negative
    Cyfeiriad/Reference: (gcc00891)
    Rhif cofnod / Record no.: 3472111

    Rhagor o wybodaeth am gasgliad Geoff Charles yn Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru

    Ceir mwy o ffotograffau o Gymru a'r Gororau adeg yr Ail Ryfel Byd ar wefan geoffcharles.llgc.org.uk

    More information about the Geoff Charles Collection at the National Library of Wales

    More photographs of Wales and the English border during the Second World War can be found at geoffcharles.llgc.org.uk

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    1. LlGC ~ NLW 108 months ago | reply

      At the beginning of the war the Government believed that children, and other susceptible groups in the cities, were especially at risk during enemy bombing attacks. Therefore, millions of people were evacuated to safer areas…

      After arriving, groups of evacuees were led around their reception area so that they could become familiar with their new environment. Gasmasks had to be carried at all times by everyone.

    2. obsolete limit [deleted] 108 months ago | reply

      That must have been so frightening back then. We have a lot to be thankful for nowadays - even if we don't realise it!!

    3. itsallgroovy1 108 months ago | reply

      Amazing~Great picture to put things into perspective!

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