Reference ED 136/115
Title Board of Education Report for the review of precautionary measure taken during the Czechoslovakian crisis. Proposed evacuation of the Board of Education
Former Department Reference 2107(1)
Government Department Board of Education
Themes Evacuation, Preparations for War and Peace
Subthemes Evacuation scheme, Reception and billeting, Unofficial evacuations, Pre-war planning
Document Types Meeting Minutes, Official Correspondence, Memoranda
Civil Defence Regions Nationwide, Region 5: London
Locations Cheltenham, Czechoslovakia, Hurstpierpoint, Lancing, London, Malvern, Westminster
Organisations Anderson Committee, Civil Defence Committee, Committee of Imperial Defence, General Post Office, Home Defence Committee, House of Commons, Local Education Authorities, Ministry of Information, Sub-Committee on Evacuation, Sub-Committee on the Evacuation of Government Departments


A file of meeting minutes, memoranda, and government correspondence relating to the British government's civil defence and evacuation plans produced following the crisis in Czechoslovakia. Subjects covered in the file include a review of civil and military defence measures, such as air-raid precautions; and the evacuation of schoolchildren and the arrangement of necessary provisions. Other subjects discussed include the evacuation of government departments, such as the Ministry of Information to the Victoria and Albert Museum; the improvement of governmental communications; billeting for civil servants; the risk of overcrowding and epidemics; warning notices to householders regarding billeting; and the eviction of unauthorised evacuees in favour of billets for priority classes. Documents in the file include a discussion of a proposal for the requisitioning of schools; and a discussion of a housing survey for evacuees from working class families by local authorities in vulnerable areas in London.


accommodation, administration, air raids, air-raid precautions, billeting, children, cities, civil defence, civil service, communications, contingency planning, disease, education, emergency procedures, evacuable areas, evacuation, evacuees, family, finance, government committees, government departments, healthcare, householders, housing, infrastructure, local authorities, London Underground, motor vehicles, museums, Occupation of Czechoslovakia, overcrowding, parents, police, postal communications, poverty, priority classes, private education, private evacuation, public health, railways, reception areas, requisitioning, rural areas, sanitation, schools, social class, surveys, teachers, telephonic communications, transportation, water supply, winter

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