Who Will Take Our Children?

The British Evacuation Program of World War II, rev. ed.


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About the Book

The evacuation of British children before and during World War II transformed the country forever and vastly altered the lives of thousands of English children and their families. The government geared up as early as 1938 for the war it strongly suspected was ahead, organizing the monumental task of sending more than four million people—mostly children—first to the relative “safety” of the British countryside and then to Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the United States, and elsewhere.
This is a revised edition of the book published in 1985 as Who Will Take Our Children? The Story of the Evacuation in Britain, 1939–1945. It incorporates substantial new information and first-person accounts from former evacuees and others involved in the wartime relocation effort.

About the Author(s)

Carlton Jackson is a university distinguished professor of history at Western Kentucky University.

Bibliographic Details

Carlton Jackson
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 199
Bibliographic Info: 10 photos, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2008
pISBN: 978-0-7864-3785-6
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments      vii
Preface to the Original Edition      1
Preface to the Revised Edition      9

1. The First Round      15
2. Doing It Again      36
3. The Ties That Bind      63
4. Perils of the Deep      86
5. Settled In      109
6. Welcome the Traveler Home      125

Epilogue      147
Chapter Notes      167
Bibliography      178
Index      181

Book Reviews & Awards

“some fascinating stories…well deserving to be read”—Times Educational Supplement; “fascinating insight”—Yorkshire Post; “a compelling war story”—Eastern Daily Press; “readable…poignant”—Publishers Weekly; “gripping…touching detail…a fascinating survey…a graphic picture of the people and the times”—Daily News; Bowling Green, Kentucky.