A young British boy sits reading outside the ruins of a bookshop that suffered Luftwaffe bomb damage during the Blitz. London, England, U.K. 8 October 1940.
School children make their way to buses waiting to take them out of London
In December 1939 the second official evacuation scheme started. These children reading the Nipper annual are part of a group leaving for Devon and Christmas in new surroundings.
Poster advocating the evacuation of children, 1939.
WW2 evacuees sent to live in Montgomeryshire (Wales) in 1939