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Evacuation Collection

Background imageEvacuation Collection: The evacuation called Operation Pied Piper was the British government decision to

The evacuation called Operation Pied Piper was the British government decision to relocate its children out of urban centres to locations where the risk of bombing attacks was low or non-existent

Background imageEvacuation Collection: The Dunkirk evacuation, code-named Operation Dynamo, also known as the Miracle of Dunkirk

The Dunkirk evacuation, code-named Operation Dynamo, also known as the Miracle of Dunkirk, was the evacuation of Allied soldiers during World War II from the beaches and harbour of Dunkirk

Background imageEvacuation Collection: The Dunkirk evacuation, the evacuation of Allied soldiers from the beaches

The Dunkirk evacuation, the evacuation of Allied soldiers from the beaches and harbour of Dunkirk, France between 26th May and 4th June 1940, during World War II

Background imageEvacuation Collection: Returning evacuee children wave goodbye to Derby as their train moves out

Returning evacuee children wave goodbye to Derby as their train moves out, bound for London and their homes. 15th June 1945

Background imageEvacuation Collection: Evacuees during World War Two. 3rd September 1939

Evacuees during World War Two. 3rd September 1939

Background imageEvacuation Collection: Children prepare to be evacuated from Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, 11th September 1939

Children prepare to be evacuated from Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, 11th September 1939

Background imageEvacuation Collection: Bound for the country - South Shields Children who are to live in the country under

Bound for the country - South Shields Children who are to live in the country under the boroughs latest evacuation scheme pictured in happy mood while waiting to leave by train to-day. 7th July 1941

Background imageEvacuation Collection: Three weeks old Raymond Ratford, the youngest evacuee, photographed with the mother

Three weeks old Raymond Ratford, the youngest evacuee, photographed with the mother. The second convoy of London evacuees

Background imageEvacuation Collection: World War Two, evacuation of children. Written in the faces of these children

World War Two, evacuation of children. Written in the faces of these children, setting off to safety is a tale of fears and doubts hardly formed in their bewildered minds

Background imageEvacuation Collection: Child refugees washing in Salisbury Cathedral during the Second World War

Child refugees washing in Salisbury Cathedral during the Second World War. 25th November 1940

Background imageEvacuation Collection: Children waiting to be evacuated from Southampton 1940, to avoid the WW2 German air raids

Children waiting to be evacuated from Southampton 1940, to avoid the WW2 German air raids

Background imageEvacuation Collection: Children from London evacuated to South Wales. October 1940

Children from London evacuated to South Wales. October 1940

Background imageEvacuation Collection: Evacuated Birmingham schoolchildren seen here cooling off with an ice cream whilst

Evacuated Birmingham schoolchildren seen here cooling off with an ice cream whilst taking in the sights of Stratford of Avon. 4th September 1939

Background imageEvacuation Collection: Evacuation of Louvain, Belgium. World War Two. On 28 May 1940

Evacuation of Louvain, Belgium. World War Two. On 28 May 1940, the King Leopold III surrendered to the Germans alongside his soldiers

Background imageEvacuation Collection: Evacuating a sick man on a wheeled stretcher through Louvain, Belgium

Evacuating a sick man on a wheeled stretcher through Louvain, Belgium. Belgium surrendered to the Germans at the end of May 1940. Picture taken 19th May 1940

Background imageEvacuation Collection: Liverpool - July 1944. Evacuation children at a Liverpool Train Station

Liverpool - July 1944. Evacuation children at a Liverpool Train Station. It is not clear if they have arrived from London, or are going to London. Picture taken 24th July 1944

Background imageEvacuation Collection: A deserted village, Stokenham, Devon, England, World War Two

A deserted village, Stokenham, Devon, England, World War Two. The US Army have taken over the village in South West England, whilst the inhabitants have been evacuated to safety

Background imageEvacuation Collection: Evacuation to Wales. May 1940. Many thousands of people

Evacuation to Wales. May 1940. Many thousands of people, along with vital institutions and priceless historical objects, were evacuated to Wales for safety in the Second World War

Background imageEvacuation Collection: Evacuees arrive in back in London. It was good to to see a London bobby again

Evacuees arrive in back in London. It was good to to see a London bobby again. 4th September 1940

Background imageEvacuation Collection: Evacuees from Bitterne Park School, Southampton. June 1940

Evacuees from Bitterne Park School, Southampton. June 1940

Background imageEvacuation Collection: Children evacuated from Lathom Road, East London during World War II. Circa 1939

Children evacuated from Lathom Road, East London during World War II. Circa 1939

Background imageEvacuation Collection: A sewing lesson in the school playground at Llanfairfechan, Conwy County Borough, Wales

A sewing lesson in the school playground at Llanfairfechan, Conwy County Borough, Wales, where there are many Liverpool children. Picture taken 21st May 1942

Background imageEvacuation Collection: The first British children evacuees arrive in Australia

The first British children evacuees arrive in Australia. Pictures here at a zoo in Melbourne. The Childrens Overseas Reception Board (CORB) was a British government sponsored organisation

Background imageEvacuation Collection: Two young Blackawton lads helping with the evacuation of the village

Two young Blackawton lads helping with the evacuation of the village. Circa November 1943

Background imageEvacuation Collection: South Hams Evacuation. On the November the 4th Devon County Council were informed

South Hams Evacuation. On the November the 4th Devon County Council were informed by the War Office that Slapton Sands and the adjourning 30, 000 acres are to be evacuated

Background imageEvacuation Collection: Local farmer with his steam tractor engine and threshing machine seen here leaving

Local farmer with his steam tractor engine and threshing machine seen here leaving Slapton at the beginning of the evacuation. Circa November 1943

Background imageEvacuation Collection: Locals at Kings Arms Beesands have a final drink before the pub closes for the duration

Locals at Kings Arms Beesands have a final drink before the pub closes for the duration of the evacuation. Circa December 1943

Background imageEvacuation Collection: Children from various schools in Liverpool arriving at Colomendy School camp in Wales

Children from various schools in Liverpool arriving at Colomendy School camp in Wales, where they are being met by friends and playmates previously evacuated to the camp. 5th March 1941

Background imageEvacuation Collection: The last twenty three residents of Inishark Island (sometimes called Shark Island)

The last twenty three residents of Inishark Island (sometimes called Shark Island), off the coast of County Galway, Ireland, are pictured evacuating the Island

Background imageEvacuation Collection: Children of All Saints School, Gateshead, arriving at Gateshead Station for

Children of All Saints School, Gateshead, arriving at Gateshead Station for evacuation to-day. 1st September 1939

Background imageEvacuation Collection: Evacuation of Island of Soay. Some of the 27 people of Soay Island banded together for

Evacuation of Island of Soay. Some of the 27 people of Soay Island banded together for the removal of their effects. They loaded their goods

Background imageEvacuation Collection: World War Two - Second World War - An old paddle steamer

World War Two - Second World War - An old paddle steamer, one of the many ships of all shapes and sizes that helped in the evacuation of the BEF from the beaches at Dunkirk. Circa: June 1940

Background imageEvacuation Collection: World War Two - Second World War - A naval officer on the beach at Dunkirk prior to

World War Two - Second World War - A naval officer on the beach at Dunkirk prior to evacuation. Circa: June 1940

Background imageEvacuation Collection: World War Two - Evacuation of children This happy study of evacuees from Heaton

World War Two - Evacuation of children This happy study of evacuees from Heaton, Newcastle, shows a school class setting out for a nature study in the woods " somewhere in Northumberland"

Background imageEvacuation Collection: Children of Pimlico, London who attend St Michaels Church School on Buckingham

Children of Pimlico, London who attend St Michaels Church School on Buckingham Palace Road, packing for tomorrows evacuation

Background imageEvacuation Collection: The crew of one of the small ships that helped with the evacuation of the British

The crew of one of the small ships that helped with the evacuation of the British Expeditionary Force (BEF). from the beaches of Dunkirk, pose for the cameras at Folkestone. 6th June 1940

Background imageEvacuation Collection: Women and children preparing to evacuate their town before nightfall during Second World

Women and children preparing to evacuate their town before nightfall during Second World War. 7th September 1941

Background imageEvacuation Collection: Dutch children who are to travel to Coventry. February 1945

Dutch children who are to travel to Coventry. February 1945

Background imageEvacuation Collection: Two Dutch children preparing to travel to England with 500 other Dutch children who are

Two Dutch children preparing to travel to England with 500 other Dutch children who are to stay near Coventry. February 1945

Background imageEvacuation Collection: Men, women and children from Hull head into the countryside to escape the Blitz

Men, women and children from Hull head into the countryside to escape the Blitz. 4th September 1941

Background imageEvacuation Collection: First pictures of the evacuated British Airborne Forces from Arhem

First pictures of the evacuated British Airborne Forces from Arhem, Holland during the Second world War. Sergeant C Bennet of the 1st Airlanding Brigade (home town Darlington)

Background imageEvacuation Collection: The 28th November is Independence Day in Albania. On this day 32 years ago

The 28th November is Independence Day in Albania. On this day 32 years ago, the Albanian people were freed from Turkish rule On this occasion

Background imageEvacuation Collection: A little group of Birmingham children who as a result of the evacuation

A little group of Birmingham children who as a result of the evacuation, have exchanged the citys crowded streets for the peace and calm of an un-named Warwickshire village. 4th September 1939

Background imageEvacuation Collection: Evacuated Birmingham schoolchildren seen here taking in the sights of Stratford of Avon

Evacuated Birmingham schoolchildren seen here taking in the sights of Stratford of Avon. 4th September 1939

Background imageEvacuation Collection: Child evacuees during the Second Word War, Liverpool, Merseyside. Circa 1940

Child evacuees during the Second Word War, Liverpool, Merseyside. Circa 1940

Background imageEvacuation Collection: Michael David aged 5 months, a poor foundling who has been bombed from his home

Michael David aged 5 months, a poor foundling who has been bombed from his home, now at the Hampstead Rest Home run by Miss Anna Freud. January 1941

Background imageEvacuation Collection: Some of the children who were evacuated from Bristol and sent to the safety of

Some of the children who were evacuated from Bristol and sent to the safety of the Somerset, Devon and Cornwall countryside between February 1941 and March 1942

Background imageEvacuation Collection: Sacrifice is this schools lesson, for here the children are offering their toys for sale

Sacrifice is this schools lesson, for here the children are offering their toys for sale to help the Soldiers Comfort Fund. 22nd June 1940



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