Lot 431WWII – Evacuees interesting collection of approx eight...

Auction Date: 2/09/2014 at 01pm



WWII – Evacuees interesting collection of approx eight personal accounts by WWI evacuees, describing the difficult, often harrowing experiences of children forced out of their homes in the cities and towns by the War and billeted in safer country places :’...there is no way I would want to say our time was awful but we certainly didn’t have the best of times...the breakfast, which was always the same, had been put out the night before, a slice of tinned meat and some bread...’ ‘...life in Llanharan was initially rather hard. I was the only English boy in my class...every afternoon for the first couple of weeks I had to run the gauntlet of between two rows of Welsh lads throwing flints, taken from the nearby railway line...’

Hammer Price: £65.00

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