Name: _____________________ Class: _____________________ Work Sheet Evacuation – Why were some children evacuated overseas? Tasks 1. Draw a picture of the rescued children and adults crowded into the small tanker, the Basset Hound, that picked them up after the SS Volendam was torpedoed on 30 August 1940. 2. Using a map of the world (or the relevant pages of an atlas): a. colour or highlight the countries which offered to receive evacuated children from Britain. b. pick out the British port that the RMS Rangitata left from on 28 August 1940, and identify the port where the children were landed on 4 October 1940. c. pick out the Sound of Jura, and the British port where the rescued children were landed by the Basset Hound tanker in early September 1940, after the sinking of the SS Volendam. 3. In your school or local library, or by using the Internet: a. try to find pictures of British destroyers escorting convoys of ships during the war b. try to find pictures of German U-boats c. can you find out the location of the U-boats bases?