Thursday 12 September 2013

10 Snapshots Of British Schoolchildren During World War II

image credit National Library of Wales

World War II had a huge impact on the daily lives of the people of Britain, but soldiers and grieving widows weren't the only ones whose lives were irrevocably altered by the war. Young schoolchildren found themselves evacuated to the relative safety of the countryside, separated from their families and identified by nothing more than a brown paper tag.

They learned how to operate gas masks and were schooled huddled together in underground air raid shelters. Understandably, education sometimes took a backseat to simple survival.

1 comment(s):

Anonymous said...

"War, what is it good for, absolutely nothin'. Good God Ya'll."