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Oceans apart : stories of overseas evacuees in World War 2

Author: Penny Starns
Publisher: Stroud, Gloucestershire : The History Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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'Oceans Apart' reveals in heartbreaking detail the unique experiences of overseas evacuees 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.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Penny Starns
ISBN: 9780752490113 0752490117
OCLC Number: 875348163
Description: 159 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 24 cm
Contents: 'There'll always be an England' --
Introduction --
1. The ties that bind --
2. The Children's Overseas Reception Board --
3. Good British stock --
4. The SS City of Benares --
5. American resolve --
6. Voyages --
7. Communications --
8. Maintaining national identity --
9. Sea-vacs in Canada --
10. Australian sea-vacs --
11. Kiwi Brits --
12. South Africa --
13. Homecomings --
14. Success or failure.
Responsibility: Penny Starns.

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From May 1940 the Children's Overseas Reception Board began to move children to safety abroad to Australia, South Africa, Canada and New Zealand.  Read more...

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