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Liverpool Blitz: 2pm

Lime Street station is packed with confused children, clutching gas masks and waving goodbye as they board trains. Many of their school friends have already been evacuated to the countryside, and the bombings of the last few nights have persuaded their reluctant parents that they should go as well.

Learn more about evacuation.

Children board a train
Children board a train at Lime Street Station, September 1939
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Audio clip

John Francis McEwan talks about his parents' decision to evacuate their children, and his mother's concerns.
(windows media | mp3 | read transcript)

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