A file of documents relating to the overseas evacuation of schoolchildren. Subjects covered in the file include an outline of the evacuation scheme to Anglophone territories, including Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and the United States. The outline covers the scope of the scheme, including the classes eligible for evacuation; nominations by family friends and relatives of evacuees; provisions for evacuees; and the selection of children to be evacuated. Other subjects discussed include the procedures for evacuation to the United States; offers from the United States including a camp-school in New York for Welsh schoolchildren; the evacuation of entire schools to Canada; the issue of preparatory schoolboys being evacuated overseas without notice; the evacuation of wives and children of men stationed in the Dominions; and the postponement of the scheme due to issues with naval transport, including shortages and air raids, and the perception that well-to-do children were being favoured for overseas evacuation.
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