An evacuated pupil from St Andrew's School, Roupell Street, Waterloo being fitted with a gas mask at his new school in Midhurst, Sussex. The first evacuation took place in September 1939 when almost three million people were moved from the major cities to places of safety in the countryside and to seaside resorts. It was named 'Operation Pied Piper' and the householders who took in billets received a Government allowance of 10s 6d (55p) per week.Digital image by kind permission of Bill Wilson. From the Lambeth Archives Home Front project 2005.
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#1926 - 1950 #EDUCATION #Home Front Project 2005 #Photograph #WAR AND ARMED FORCES