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Many children were evacuated during the Second World War away from cities and to the countryside to keep them safe from bombing raids. They were housed with new families and their experiences differed from those who hated being separated from families to those who viewed it as one big adventure. For many, coming home after years of being apart, sometimes to ruined homes and leaving their adopted families, was a very emotional experience. Others could not wait to see their family again. Write a diary entry imagining you are coming home and write down your feelings. Find out more here;

A Day in the Life Of A 10-Year-Old Evacuee - Hands on History - BBC