Journal- The American Journal of Sociology
By: Eleanor H. Bernert & Fred C. Ikle
Topic: Domestic Evacuation
An in-depth, social and psychological examination about the effects of the children's evacuation from
"Britain's Experience with Adolescents"
Journal- Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science
By: Eleanor Boll
Topic: Problems with Evacuation- Social/Psychological problems
This article contains information pertaining to the demographics of the evacuees and how the program was catered to young children. It assesses the problems that many adolescents, between the ages of 13-17, faced both at home and those who were evacuated. Included in this article are government mandates and programs designed for those who were not evacuated. It also focuses on the psychological impact of the adolescences as a result of being taken away from their family and comfort zone for a long period of time.
"Evacuation Problems in Britain"
Journal- Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science
By: Phillip H. Cook
Topic: Problems with Evacuation
Taking a pessimistic view at the first evacuation wave to leave
"Mental Health of Children and Families in Wartime"
Journal- Review of Educational Research
By: Arthur T. Jersild
Topics: Psychological Health of ChildrenIn this article, Jersild discusses the many factors that influence a child's reaction during wartime events. Evidence shows that the response to bombing and the threat of bombing has caused fear and depression in children. This article also explains how children with a history of emotional disturbance tend to show a higher rate of unsatisfactory adjustment to wartime evacuations.
"British Evacuees in America during World War II"
Journal- Journal of American Culture
By: Keith A. Parker
Topics: Planning, International Evacuation
In the summer of 1940 a group of socially concerned people set up the United States Committee for the Care of European Children to arrange for the temporary care of evacuated children out of the war zone. In his article, Parker discusses the responsibilities the committee had with bringing the children in and finding them foster homes. Initially preparing for thousands of British children, the article discusses how the impact of the sinking of the SS City of Benares halted the program and the committee’s operations.
"Children's Experiences of War: Handicapped Children in England During The Second World War"
Journal- 20th Century British History
By: Sue Wheatcroft
Topic: Comprehensive, Physically handicapped children
The experiences of children in World War II have attracted attention in both the scholarly and popular worlds, but not all children have received equal attention. Details about the experiences and evacuation of handicapped children have been left out of all types of literature about World War II. In this article, Wheatcroft discusses the plans that were made for their evacuation, how they were carried out, and compares their lives with the handicapped children that were not evacuated. The article also compares the experiences of handicapped children with those of their non-handicapped counterparts.