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Evacuees in Autumn 1939

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posted on 2024-06-05, 18:11 authored by Their Finest Hour Project Team

I lived in Folkestone, Kent just twenty odd miles from France. We had three small boys from London billeted with us as evacuees. With the Fall of France there was considerable panic to move the evacuees to a place of safety. As soon as that was achieved we ourselves were evacuated to Wales.


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Mikey, Pete and Benny. I do not remember their surnames as I was just eight at the time.

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Mary Nightingale

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They were evacuees in the family house.

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Shared online via the Their Finest Hour project website.

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