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WWII evacuees: Your experiences

26 November 10 17:03
Evacuee on a train

At the outbreak of World War II, when the threat of German attack loomed large over Britain, children across the country were evacuated from their homes, sometimes for years at a time.

Here are some stories of evacuees, some of them from Guernsey, their ages at the time of evacuation and a snapshot of their experiences in Scotland. You can send us your stories using the form below.

If you were an evacuee, we would like to hear your story and add your experiences alongside those featured above. You can get in touch with us using the form below. You can also send pictures to


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