When the Children Came Home

    When the Children Came Home

    Stories from Wartime Evacuees

    Julie Summers

    Simon & Schuster 2012

    Paperback 365pp Illustrated

    9781847398765   Product Code: 20841

    On 1 September 1939 Operation Pied Piper began, evacuating one and a half million children, pregnant women and school teachers from Britain's industrial cities, beyond the reach of the Luftwaffe. It was a varied experience - children went to British foster families or abroad; some stayed weeks, others years; while some enjoyed it, others hated it; and homecoming was not always easy. Using interviews and memoirs, Julie Summers weaves together evacuees' stories to give a children's perspective on wartime Britain.

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