Stories of Overseas Evacuees in World War TwoeBook - 2014
From May, 1940, many British parents chose to move their children safety abroad to Australia, South Africa, Canada, and New Zealand. Over 200,000 applications had been made by the time the scheme closed just four months later, and these "Seavacs," as they became known, had a variety of experiences. After weeks at sea and then a new life thousands of miles away, letters home took up to 12 weeks to reach their destinations and many of these children were totally cut off from their families in the UK. This book reveals in heartbreaking detail the unique experiences of Seavacs, and their surprising influence on international wartime policy, used as they were as an attempt to elicit international sympathy and financial support for the war effort.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : The History Press, 
Branch Call Number: 940.5316 St
Characteristics: 1 online resource (224 pages)