On the 31st August 1939 the WVS recieved a letter from the Minister of Health telling them to begin the evacuation of the civil population (mainly children). Over three days between the 1st and 3rd September 1,476,000 people from the crowded and vulnerable cities were evacuated to safer areas.

What part did the WVS play in the evacuation process?

Evacuation: questions

Christmas and leisure time occupation for evacuated children