The Government Evacuation Scheme

Evacuation in North Bucks

The very day that the Wehrmacht rolled, Britain acted.

The first thought of the imperiled nation was for its children.
Youngsters aged 4 to 16 were picked up from bomb-target cities - in carts,
in prams, on foot, by bus and by train, some with parents, most with
teachers and nurses.
They were then packed off to camps and houses in rural areas. In the
first three days of September 1939, 650,000 children were evacuated from
London alone. The mothers of school children, forbidden to see them off
and not knowing where they were being taken, crowded weeping outside
railway stations.