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History Facts

World War 2 Facts for Kids

Evacuee suitcase

British children

Some British children were evacuated to families as far away as Australia, Canada or the USA.

World War 2 Gas Mask

The Evacuation

The evacuation of children started two days before war was even declared and all evacuees were given a gas mask to carry with them.


In 1940, ‘rationing’ was introduced to stop supplies from running out. Rationing continued long after WW2 had ended, some items until 1954.