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Evacuation Collection

Background imageEvacuation Collection: Harrogate Ladies College

Harrogate Ladies College
A girls school in a castle: Harrogate Colleges pleasant retreat at Lord Swintons residence near Ripon, Yorkshire at the beginning of World War II

Background imageEvacuation Collection: Catford Evacuees

Catford Evacuees
A group of excited evacuee schoolchildren wait with their nurses on the platform of Catford train station in south east London. (Note the barrage balloon behind them)

Background imageEvacuation Collection: Barnardo Evacuees at Comlongon Castle, Dumfries

Barnardo Evacuees at Comlongon Castle, Dumfries
A group of Barnardos sit on a wall at Comlongon Castle, Dumfries. The property was used a an evacuation home during the Second World War. Date: circa 1942

Background imageEvacuation Collection: Small boats used in the Dunkirk evacuation, WW2

Small boats used in the Dunkirk evacuation, WW2
A convoy of small boats which had been used in the Dunkirk evacuation, seen here on 9 June passing Lambeth Bridge, on the River Thames in London. Date: 1940

Background imageEvacuation Collection: Evacuation - World War Two - Children Safer in the Country

Evacuation - World War Two - Children Safer in the Country
Evacuation - World War Two - Children are Safer in the Country.... leave them there. Governement advice recommending children stay away from the big cities and targets of the bombers. circa 1942

Background imageEvacuation Collection: Union Workhouse, Dursley, Gloucestershire

Union Workhouse, Dursley, Gloucestershire
A distant view of the Dursley Union workhouse (left) from the road at Stinchcombe, Gloucestershire. The workhouse, designed by a Mr Fulljames, was erected in 1838-9

Background imageEvacuation Collection: Evacuees on a Train

Evacuees on a Train
Its goodbye to the little tots who are bound for new homes with new parents in the safe country districts of Britain - evacuees looking out of the window of a train

Background imageEvacuation Collection: Paddle steamer Medway Queen, Sheerness, Kent

Paddle steamer Medway Queen, Sheerness, Kent
Paddle steamer Medway Queen, arriving at Sheerness-on-Sea, Kent. During the Second World War she acted as a minesweeper, and made seven evacuation trips from Dunkirk in 1940, rescuing 7000 men

Background imageEvacuation Collection: Castle Milk, Lockerbie

Castle Milk, Lockerbie
Castle Milk, near Lockerbie, Dumfriesshire. The house was one of several in the area used by Barnardos as an evacuation home during the Second World War

Background imageEvacuation Collection: Newspaper front cover: evacuation of Dunkirk, 1940

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 historys strangest armada

Background imageEvacuation Collection: Evacuation as a National Service - Poster

Evacuation as a National Service - Poster
It Might by You! Caring for Evacuees is a National Service circa 1942

Background imageEvacuation Collection: Croydon Airport - de Havilland DH. 84 Dragon G-ACIU

Croydon Airport - de Havilland DH. 84 Dragon G-ACIU
de Havilland DH.84 Dragon G-ACIU (msn 3041) of Surrey Flying Services Ltd. approaching to land at Croydon Airport. First registered on 25.07.33 was previously owned by Marmaduke Furness (Lord Furness)

Background imageEvacuation Collection: Roedean School Moved to the Keswick Hotel

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

Background imageEvacuation Collection: Dunkirk evacuation in World War Two

Dunkirk evacuation in World War Two
Like a Regatta: the embarkation of the British Expeditionary Force by small boats from the Dunkirk beaches. Swarms of light craft taking off Allied troops to larger ships

Background imageEvacuation Collection: Dunkirk Evacuation

Dunkirk Evacuation
FRANCE : Beaten back by the German advance, the British evacuate mainland Europe via the beaches of DUNKIRK, under heavy attacks from the enemy

Background imageEvacuation Collection: Woman police officer Kathleen Saville, London, WW2

Woman police officer Kathleen Saville, London, WW2
Woman police officer Kathleen Saville (joined January 1940), on duty in London during the Second World War, seen here at a railway station helping a group of child evacuees find their train

Background imageEvacuation Collection: Queen Mother visiting London evacuees at Horsted Keynes, 1939

Queen Mother visiting London evacuees at Horsted Keynes, 1939
The Queen Mother(1900-2002) with evacuated children from Battersea. A little four year old girl called Shirely here is playing " mothers"

Background imageEvacuation Collection: Earls Court Wheel

Earls Court Wheel
The Giant Ferris Wheel at Earls Court, London, showing the emergency evacuation procedure - a picture which was no doubt intended to reassure nervous passengers Date: 1894

Background imageEvacuation Collection: Gallipoli evacuation WWI

Gallipoli evacuation WWI
Captain Davidson of the HMS Cornwallis (last ship to leave Suvla Bay) meets General Byng on the gangway after the evacuation

Background imageEvacuation Collection: HMS Wakeful - W-Class Destroyer

HMS Wakeful - W-Class Destroyer Date: 1939

Background imageEvacuation Collection: Bray Dunes, near Dunkirk, during the evacuation, WW2

Bray Dunes, near Dunkirk, during the evacuation, WW2
Members of the British Expeditionary Force at Bray Dunes, to the east of Dunkirk, northern France, during the evacuation, with men making their way into the water ready to embark onto vessels

Background imageEvacuation Collection: Map of Dunkirk area during the evacuation, WW2

Map of Dunkirk area during the evacuation, WW2
Map of the Dunkirk area in northern France during the evacuation, showing two flooded areas of low-lying meadow land which assisted in the Allied retreat. Date: 1940

Background imageEvacuation Collection: Mabel Lucie Attwell - WWII Successful Evacuation of School

Mabel Lucie Attwell - WWII Successful Evacuation of School
Mabel Lucie Attwell - W.W.II Successful Evacuation of School Children August 1939 Date: 1939

Background imageEvacuation Collection: Aerial view of Dunkirk during the evacuation, WW2

Aerial view of Dunkirk during the evacuation, WW2
Aerial view of Dunkirk and harbour during the evacuation, with surrounding countryside. Date: 1940

Background imageEvacuation Collection: Map of France and Belgium, evacuation from Dunkirk, WW2

Map of France and Belgium, evacuation from Dunkirk, WW2
Map of the northern French and Belgian coast, showing the evacuation from Dunkirk and other points, and the evacuation triangle through which the Allied army retreated

Background imageEvacuation Collection: Sunset off Dunkirk during the evacuation, WW2

Sunset off Dunkirk during the evacuation, WW2
Sunset off Dunkirk, on the northern French coast, during the evacuation, with Junkers dive-bombers attacking shipping, and a paddle steamer hit and beached

Background imageEvacuation Collection: Young boy alone on a playground swing 1939

Young boy alone on a playground swing 1939
Photograph showing a young boy on a swing in Geraldine May Harmsworth Park. The park is empty following the evacuation of thousands of children in the first few weeks following the outbreak of war

Background imageEvacuation Collection: Convair C-131A Samaritan O-52-5805

Convair C-131A Samaritan O-52-5805 (msn 53-25) casualty evacuation aircraft of Miltary Airlift Command somewhere in Germany

Background imageEvacuation Collection: WW2 - Home Front - children from the Buckingham Gate Central School, evacuated to Handcross

WW2 - Home Front - children from the Buckingham Gate Central School, evacuated to Handcross, West Sussex, lay out herbs in Drying shed (a converted boiler house) at Nyman s, Handcross

Background imageEvacuation Collection: MV Royal Daffodil, Eagle Steamer

MV Royal Daffodil, Eagle Steamer
M.V Royal Daffodil Eagle Steamer, WW2 service including Operation Dynamo, Dunkirk evacuation

Background imageEvacuation Collection: WW2 - It Was Them Who Cheered Us Up

WW2 - It Was Them Who Cheered Us Up
A photograph of a joyful woman pouring drinks for some troops, leaning out the windows of a Dunkirk evacuation train. Date: circa 1944

Background imageEvacuation Collection: WW2 Railway, Kids First

WW2 Railway, Kids First
A photograph which shows a bustling British railway platform, filled almost entirely with children who have been given priority during evacuation. Date: circa 1944

Background imageEvacuation Collection: RMS Titanic, Charles Lightoller summons

RMS Titanic, Charles Lightoller summons
RMS Titanic - Second Officer Charles Lightoller. An official summons to appear before the Supreme Court of the District of Columbia

Background imageEvacuation Collection: Spanish Civil War (1936-1939). Evacuacion de

Spanish Civil War (1936-1939). Evacuacion de Refugiados Espanoles a los Paises de America (Evacuation of Spanish Refugees to American Countries)

Background imageEvacuation Collection: Spain Civil War Evacuation Of Teruel December

Spain Civil War Evacuation Of Teruel December
spain, civil, war, evacuation, of, teruel, december, before, the, attack, republican, troops, salamanca, archivo, historico, nacional, vertical, upright, black, and, white, b, w, scene, group, woman

Background imageEvacuation Collection: Spanish Civil War Evacuad Madrid Confiad Vuestra

Spanish Civil War Evacuad Madrid Confiad Vuestra
spanish, civil, war, evacuad, madrid, confiad, vuestra, familia, a, la, republica, evacuate, entrust, your, family, to, the, republic, poster, by, pedrero, vertical, upright, colour, color, woman

Background imageEvacuation Collection: Spanish Civil War (1936-1939). Evacuation of

Spanish Civil War (1936-1939). Evacuation of 4000 Basque children to England (May 1937), operation made with the cooperation of the British Catholic Church

Background imageEvacuation Collection: London's children evacuated at the beginning of World War Two

London's children evacuated at the beginning of World War Two: a first wave of 400000 children went on 1st September 1939, in the charge of 22000 teachers

Background imageEvacuation Collection: Children bearing tags on their luggage standing on the platform station

Children bearing tags on their luggage standing on the platform station. Being evacuated from London to the countryside. Date: June 1940

Background imageEvacuation Collection: Satirical cartoon, Evacuation of Holland and Brabant

Satirical cartoon, Evacuation of Holland and Brabant. Showing General Charles-Francois Dumouriez retreating with the French army (in blue)

Background imageEvacuation Collection: The Evacuation of Greeks from Gallipoli, Turkey - November 18, 1922. Date: 1922

The Evacuation of Greeks from Gallipoli, Turkey - November 18, 1922. Date: 1922

Background imageEvacuation Collection: Troops wading out to embark at Dunkirk, WW2

Troops wading out to embark at Dunkirk, WW2
Men of the British Expeditionary Force at Dunkirk, northern France, wading out to sea to a rescuing vessel during the evacuation. Date: 1940

Background imageEvacuation Collection: Scenes during the evacuation of Dunkirk, WW2

Scenes during the evacuation of Dunkirk, WW2
Scenes during the evacuation of Dunkirk, in northern France, showing the beach with debris, the embarkation of British troops onto various rescue ships and boats

Background imageEvacuation Collection: Final phases during the evacuation of Dunkirk, WW2

Final phases during the evacuation of Dunkirk, WW2
Scene from the final phases of the evacuation of Dunkirk, northern France, showing a British anti-tank post at the Menin Gate

Background imageEvacuation Collection: British Expeditionary Force evacuating from Dunkirk, WW2

British Expeditionary Force evacuating from Dunkirk, WW2
Men of the British Expeditionary Force embarking onto a destroyer in mid-Channel after the evacuation from Dunkirk, for their safe return to England. Date: 1940

Background imageEvacuation Collection: Troops near Dunkirk during the evacuation, WW2

Troops near Dunkirk during the evacuation, WW2
Troops near Dunkirk, northern France, wading out to sea to a rescuing vessel (a Clyde river steamer) during the evacuation. Date: 1940

Background imageEvacuation Collection: Street scene during the evacuation of Dunkirk, WW2

Street scene during the evacuation of Dunkirk, WW2
Street scene during the evacuation of Dunkirk, northern France, showing a burning lorry with billowing black smoke, and debris littering the ground after an intensive German air attack. Date: 1940

Background imageEvacuation Collection: British artillery covering the evacuation of Dunkirk, WW2

British artillery covering the evacuation of Dunkirk, WW2
British artillery (25-pounders) firing over open sights, while French and British infantry use their machine guns, to cover the evacuation of Dunkirk, northern France



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