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Paddington Station, c1940

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A group of nurses wave off a train load of evacuees during World War 2. The mass evacuation of children from cities and towns, known as Operation Pied Piper, began in 1939. Thousands of children were sent from London to safer locations in the countryside. The majority had returned by 1944

Copyright © STEAM Museum of the GWR

Media ID 15134198

Date: 26th January 2018

Image Size: 2362 x 1598 Pixels

Filesize is 0.61MB

Associated Categories: Paddington Station

Associated Categories: Passengers

Associated Categories: Second World War

Keywords: evacuation, evacuees, london, nurses, operation pied piper, paddington, station, war, world war 2, ww2