Reference ED 138/48
Title Government Evacuation Scheme. Planning, various notes, Circulars, Administrative Memoranda and Ministry of Health Circulars
Government Department Board of Education
Themes Evacuation, Military Activity and Home Defence
Subthemes Evacuation scheme, Air raid shelters, Education and schooling, Reception and billeting
Document Types Official Correspondence, Press Summaries and Publications, Miscellaneous
Civil Defence Regions Nationwide
Locations Alnwick, Australia, Birmingham, Bognor Regis, Bristol, Canada, Cardiff, Carlisle, Darlington, Dorset, Hampshire, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester, New Zealand, Newcastle upon Tyne, Norwich, Reading, South Africa, Southampton, United States of America, Weymouth, Windsor
Organisations Advisory Committee on the Evacuation of School Children, Air Raid Precautions, Association of Councils of Counties and Cities, Association of Education Committees, Association of Municipal Corporations, Boy Scouts Association, Boys' Brigade, British Army, Church Lads' Brigade, Convention of Royal Burghs, Girl Guides, Juvenile Employment Board, Ministry of Health, National Association of Boys' Clubs, National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs, National Union of Teachers, Red Cross, Royal Air Force, Rural District Councils Association, St John Ambulance, Women's Auxiliary Air Force, Young Men's Christian Association, Young Women's Christian Association
Notes The following article(s) have been removed from this file due to copyright restrictions: Times Educational Supplement, 15 April 1944, Nazi Problems in Education.


A file containing documents relating to the government's evacuation scheme, mostly to do with education and aimed at local authorities in evacuation and reception areas. Topics covered include the practicalities of large-scale evacuation; the provision of medical care for evacuees; overseas evacuation to Commonwealth countries; and contingency plans for schools during air raids. Other topics include the closure of schools in the event of invasion; instructions on housing surveys for local authorities; evacuation camps; and the reopening of schools and colleges. Specific documents in the file include Board of Education memoranda on individual evacuation problems; recipes for meals to provide sufficient nutrition for evacuees; train timetables for the evacuation process; and an article from the Times Educational Supplement entitled "Nazi Problems in Education".


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