Evacuees of the Second World War | Operation Pied Piper

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Video

Mark Cartwright
by Imperial War Museums
published on 20 June 2024

Evacuation in Britain during the Second World War amounted to the biggest mass movement of people in British history, with around 4 million people leaving their homes to escape the air raids of the Blitz. Many children didn't know where they would end up, who they would live with or when they would see their parents again. How did it feel to be an evacuee, a parent or a volunteer host? And how did the government organise the mammoth task of Operation Pied Piper? IWM Curator Alan Jeffreys tells us more.

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Museums, I. W. (2024, June 20). Evacuees of the Second World War | Operation Pied Piper. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/video/3178/evacuees-of-the-second-world-war--operation-pied-p/

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Museums, Imperial War. "Evacuees of the Second World War | Operation Pied Piper." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified June 20, 2024. https://www.worldhistory.org/video/3178/evacuees-of-the-second-world-war--operation-pied-p/.

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Museums, Imperial War. "Evacuees of the Second World War | Operation Pied Piper." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 20 Jun 2024. Web. 19 Jul 2024.

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