English Children Preparing for Evacuation, 1939

Evac75 years ago, war was once again only days away. This wire service photo appeared in a number of U.S. and Canadian papers in the last days before the start of World War 2. Hitler was making demands for Danzig, and the world knew that war was near.

In this photo, shown here in the 31 August 1939 issue of the Vancouver Sun, English school children are practicing evacuation. Under the plans already in place, the children were to gather at their schools, where they would be escorted to the train stations by their teachers. Other papers should similar pictures of the children of Paris preparing to flee the capital.

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