Introduction: A Child's War 1: 'Evacuation': Just Another Word 2: Operation Pied Piper 3: The Railway Children 4: Living Out of a Suitcase 5: The Official Response 6: A Winter on Welfare 7: City and Countryside 8: Spitfire Summer 9: Victims or Vandals? 10: One Year On 11: The Long Haul 12: Reconstruction 13: Back Home: The Return 14: Ordinary People in Extraordinary Circumstances Epilogue Bibliography Index
John Welshman is the author or editor of five books on twentieth-century British social history and has held posts at the Universities of Leicester, Oxford, and York. He is currently Senior Lecturer in the Department of History at Lancaster University. He became interested in the evacuation as a postgraduate student, because the sources were so interesting and lively. He has since become an authority on evacuation, with articles in Twentieth Century British History, the Historical Journal, and the Journal of Scottish Historical Studies.
Welshman's effort to combine personal, subjective accounts of the experience of evacuation with the history of evacuation as social policy is worthy and ambitious. * Penny Summerfield, Cultural and Social History *