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In 1940, the 14-year-old Princess Elizabeth (now Queen Elizabeth II) made her first radio broadcast during the BBC's Children's Hour, addressing other children who had been evacuated from the cities.
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She stated: "We are trying to do all we can to help our gallant sailors, soldiers and airmen, and we are trying, too, to bear our share of the danger and sadness of war. We know, every one of us, that in the end all will be well.
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The evacuation of civilians in Britain during the Second World War was designed to protect civilians in Britain, particularly children, from the risks associated with aerial bombing of cities by moving them to areas thought to be less at risk. Operation Pied Piper, which began on 1 September 1939, officially relocated more than 3.5 million people. Further waves of official evacuation and re-evacuation occurred on the south and east coasts in June 1940, when a seaborne invasion was expected, and from affected cities after the Blitz began in September 1940. .
Almost 3.75 million people were displaced, with around a third of the entire population experiencing some effects of the evacuation. In the first three days of official evacuation, 1.5 million people were moved: 827,000 children of school age; 524,000 mothers and young children (under 5); 13,000 pregnant women; 70,000 disabled people and over 103,000 teachers and other 'helpers'. Children were parted from their parents.
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The Children's Overseas Reception Board approved 24,000 children for evacuation overseas. Between June and September 1940, 1,532 children were evacuated to Canada, mainly through the Pier 21 immigration terminal; 577 to Australia; 353 to South Africa and 202 to New Zealand. The scheme was cancelled after City of Benares was torpedoed on 17 September, 1940, killing 77 of the 90 CORB children aboard. However, in 1940 and 1941 about 14,000 children were evacuated privately to overseas relatives or foster families, including 6,000 to Canada and 5,000 to the United States.
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  •   anne5783 I was a newborn evacuated to a tiny village I will never forget 'my village' and the loving population who enveloped all the children with love and kindness in the face of severe adversity and direct bombing . 39min
  •   nolutha0209 Beautiful 34min
  •   princessdiana_collector Very nice to see her as z young child! 21min

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britishmonarchy In 1940, the 14-year-old Princess Elizabeth (now Queen Elizabeth II) made her first radio broadcast during the BBC's Children's Hour, addressing other children who had been evacuated from the cities.
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She stated: "We are trying to do all we can to help our gallant sailors, soldiers and airmen, and we are trying, too, to bear our share of the danger and sadness of war. We know, every one of us, that in the end all will be well.
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The evacuation of civilians in Britain during the Second World War was designed to protect civilians in Britain, particularly children, from the risks associated with aerial bombing of cities by moving them to areas thought to be less at risk. Operation Pied Piper, which began on 1 September 1939, officially relocated more than 3.5 million people. Further waves of official evacuation and re-evacuation occurred on the south and east coasts in June 1940, when a seaborne invasion was expected, and from affected cities after the Blitz began in September 1940.
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Almost 3.75 million people were displaced, with around a third of the entire population experiencing some effects of the evacuation. In the first three days of official evacuation, 1.5 million people were moved: 827,000 children of school age; 524,000 mothers and young children (under 5); 13,000 pregnant women; 70,000 disabled people and over 103,000 teachers and other 'helpers'. Children were parted from their parents.
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The Children's Overseas Reception Board approved 24,000 children for evacuation overseas. Between June and September 1940, 1,532 children were evacuated to Canada, mainly through the Pier 21 immigration terminal; 577 to Australia; 353 to South Africa and 202 to New Zealand. The scheme was cancelled after City of Benares was torpedoed on 17 September, 1940, killing 77 of the 90 CORB children aboard. However, in 1940 and 1941 about 14,000 children were evacuated privately to overseas relatives or foster families, including 6,000 to Canada and 5,000 to the United States.
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empirepostss Spot the error with this block of four from the Butterflies set, one of my favourite issues. All four stamps affected. Answers on a postcard. #philately #stamps #stampcollecting #butterfly #gb #greatbritain #queenelizabethii 9h

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banksylayer Her Majesty. In “Monkey Queen,” Banksy depicts the likeness of Queen Elizabeth II portrayed as a monkey against the Union flag. First displayed at the Chill Out Zone, a young member’s club on Newent’s Broad Street, this work was highly criticized for its controversial nature. #exhibitioninthemaking #exhibition #banksy #banksyart #graffitiart #graffiti #layerjevahisa #layer #monkey #monkeyqueen #majesty #queenelizabeth #queenelizabethii #kranj #slovenia #museum #museumexhibition #tnx4flowers 1d

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britishmonarchy Queen Elizabeth II, Captain-General of the Royal Regiment of Artillery, oversees a Royal Review on the occasion of their Tercentenary at Knighton Down on May 26, 2016 in Lark Hill, England. Queen Elizabeth II has been Captain-General of the Royal Regiment of Artillery since 6 February 1952.
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2016 marks the Tercentenary of the formation of the Royal Artillery when, on 26 May 1716, by Royal Warrant of King George 1, two companies of artillery were formed at Woolwich in London, alongside the guns, powder and shot located in the Royal Arsenal.
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britishmonarchy Queen Elizabeth II, Captain-General of the Royal Regiment of Artillery, after a Royal Review of the Royal Regiment of Artillery on the occasion of their Tercentenary at Knighton Down on May 26, 2016 in Lark Hill, England. .
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britishmonarchy Queen Elizabeth II, Captain-General of the Royal Regiment of Artillery, after a Royal Review of the Royal Regiment of Artillery on the occasion of their Tercentenary at Knighton Down on May 26, 2016 in Lark Hill, England. .
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britishmonarchy Queen Elizabeth II, Captain-General of the Royal Regiment of Artillery, after a Royal Review of the Royal Regiment of Artillery on the occasion of their Tercentenary at Knighton Down on May 26, 2016 in Lark Hill, England. .
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#HerMajesty #TheQueen #ElizabethII #ERII #QueenElizabethII #HouseofWindsor #RoyalFamily #BritishMonarchy #TheBritishMonarchy #GodSaveTheQueen #BritishArmy #Royalartillery
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britishmonarchy Queen Elizabeth II, Captain-General of the Royal Regiment of Artillery, after a Royal Review of the Royal Regiment of Artillery on the occasion of their Tercentenary at Knighton Down on May 26, 2016 in Lark Hill, England. .
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#HerMajesty #TheQueen #ElizabethII #ERII #QueenElizabethII #HouseofWindsor #RoyalFamily #BritishMonarchy #TheBritishMonarchy #GodSaveTheQueen #BritishArmy #Royalartillery
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