Primary History KS2: WW2 Clips. Children evacuated abroad

Children evacuated to Canada speak to their parents in the UK via radio link-up.

Children evacuated to Canada speak to their parents in the UK via radio link-up.

Children weren't only evacuated to safer places within the UK. Many went to countries that formed part of the British Empire and, in particular, Canada, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand.

Often this was to send the children to existing family or friends; sometimes it was because families were sufficiently wealthy to arrange for their children to spend the War abroad where it was felt they would be safest.

The radio networks in Canada and elsewhere arranged radio link-ups (especially at Christmas) so that children overseas could speak to their parents back home in the UK. Here Polly and Geoffrey Carton speak to their parents on 27 July 1941.

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