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This is an auction for INNOCENTS ABROAD: THE STORY OF BRITISH CHILD EVACUEES IN AUSTRALIA 1940-1945, by Edward Stokes.

A scarce book.

"In 1940, the British government established the Children's Overseas Reception Board with the aim of sending working-class children to safer shores. INNOCENTS ABROAD tells the story of the children who sailed to Australia: their homesickness, their fears, their courage and their adventures. Based on extensive interviews, it tells of new lives in sunny cities and the bush, loving homes for the lucky children and - for some - years of neglect and exploitation. It also explores the legacy of the evacuation experience: unhappy homecomings and unsettled lives for some and, for others, opportunities and success they may not otherwise have experienced."

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Edward Stokes is an independent writer and photographer. His books include "United We Stand: Impressions of Broken Hill 1908-10", "To the Inland Sea: Charles Sturt's Expedition 1844-45", and two books on the other Australian inland explorers, Edward Eyre and McDouall Stuart.

Hardback 1994.

229 pages.

Photographs throughout.

Very good condition.

The cost of shipping is $4.95 (ordinary post) or $6.95 (tracked mail). If you are on rural delivery and want tracked mail, the shipping cost will be $9.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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