On 1 September 1939, with war imminent, the government had initiated Operation Pied Piper, which would see the evacuation of over 1.5 million people from urban 'target' areas, of whom 800,000 were children. What were the consequences of this massive scheme, both short-term and long-term?
Dr Grace Huxford
Dr Grace Huxford is a social and oral historian of modern Britain, with particular interests in the Cold War (1945-1991), the aftermath of the Second World War, the Korean War (1950-1953) and the social history of warfare. She is also interested in the histories of people touched indirectly by war, such as military families, and the long-term impact of conflict on memory, gender and selfhood.