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The Evacuation of Women and Children, 1939, Original Coin George VI
£4.98 inc. tax

£4.15 ex. tax
? Tax based on United Kingdom.

After Germany had started the war in the year 1939, the British feared that one of the primary targets of the Nazi troops would be London. Hence, under George VI, the government decided to devise a plan that all children, and all those women who were not on any form of service should be sent to safer areas of Britain. These places were away from strategic targets like cities, ports, airfields and industrial centres. Although many children had been evacuated in the early months of the war, the largest evacuation from London started on 1st September 1939. Included in the evacuees were:P children up to the age of fifteen, mothers, expectant mothers, elderly and frail people and hospital patienst. All major railway stations were choked to capacity as trains altered timetables, plus additional trains had to be scheduled to move the vast number of evacuees out of London.
This coin was issued to commemorate and support this war effort.

The Front Image shows Children wait to be evacuated.

The Riverse shows three flowers.
The Obverse shows the Bust of George VI

It is an original George VI Nickel brass threepence.

Product Code: WW2CP/2
Brand: Westair
weight: 50 g
Product Condition: New
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