Sunday, 7 October 2007

Evacuation from East Grinstead

Emily is learning about WWII at school, and recently covered the extensive evacaution of children from the major cities in the UK. Like Japan, children were sent out to the country side. This week, her class had a school trip to an ex-army base at Newhaven Fort, where they experienced things like the Blitz shelter. The children had to dress like evacuees, and carry with them their "gas masks" (a brown box on string they wore around their necks). This is a a photo of Em in her evacuation gear leaving home.

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