Belgian war orphans with Father Syoens WWI
Group photograph of Belgian war orphan children brought to Detroit, U.S.A during World War One. Father Syoens, pastor of Our Lady of Sorrows, Roman Catholic Church, went to Eastern Flanders on a mission of mercy and brought back 116 Belgian war orphans. The children shown in the photograph at the immigration station were placed with families already established in the area and settled on Detroit.
© Mary Evans Picture Library
Roedean School Moved to the Keswick Hotel
This article from The Bystander reports the evacuation of Roedean Girls' School from its old site in Brighton to the Keswick Hotel in the Lake District. The day-to-day running of the school on its new site during wartime is chronicled here.
© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans
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Newspaper front cover: evacuation of Dunkirk, 1940
"Through an inferno of bombs and shells, the B.E.F is crossing the Channel from Dunkirk-in history's strangest armada. Tens of thousands already safely home-many more coming by day and night" The front cover of the Daily Express dated 31st May 1940, recording the evacuation of Dunkirk by the British Expeditionary Force. Black out times are also recorded, as well as Gracie Fields' depature to America. Date: 31st May 1940
© The Lucinda Moore Collection / Mary Evans