London. Westminster. Paddington Station. School boys with gas masks evacuated by train as bombing raids intensify. Life in London during The Blitz of World War II in 1939-40. 1940. photo by George Rodger
Thousands prepare to evacuate homes over monsoon flood risk... and summer festivals are a washout too
On this "momentous" (check definition) day that is 23rd of June, 2016, the day of the EU referendum in the UK, London is being hit by a storm; flash floods, thunder, and lightning. Pray that this is not an omen as to what the result of the voting will be; for if such is the result to remain, the whole of Europe will be cast into a dim and dismal abyss the likes of which we have not seen since the tyranny dished out by evil perpetrators in the Second World War. In contrast, just check out my…
London at War - 1939 Evacuees Evacuees the measures being taken in London to prepare for World War II. September 1939 – The evacuations of civilians in Britain during World War II, at the outset of World War II, London and major British cities were evacuated with 1.5 million displacements in the first three days of the official evacuation. The final number of evacuees reached a total of 3.75 million.
Michael Aspel among two thousand WW2 children evacuees reunited 70 years later
Two thousand WWII children evacuees reunite 70 years later - Families were split up as three million children were given their rations and sent on trains out of the cities and, hopefully, to safety as the Second World War began. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1210474/Two-thousand-WW2-children-evacuees-reunite-70-years-later
Evacuee children, London, ca.1940 The wee ones of London were sent to live with people on farms throughout Britain to save them from the unmerciful bombings of the Nazis on London. The families who took in these children saved their lives.