Background to `Goodnight Mr. Tom`

Background to ‘Goodnight Mister Tom’
The British evacuation began on Friday 1 September 1939: “Operation Pied Piper”. There
were three major evacuations in preparation for the German Luftwaffe bombing. By January
1940 almost 60% had returned to their homes. A second evacuation effort was started after
the Germans had taken over most of France. From June 13th to June the 18th 1940, around
100,000 children were evacuated. The reason why most children were evacuated to the
country side was because the Germans were bombing the cities and this was endangering
the children and, as the parents feared for them, they were sent by train or were shipped off
to a safe place.
Why Hitler started WW2
In revenge for Germany’s defeat in WW1 and to conquer large new territories for the
German people to live in. The people who were there first were enslaved or exterminated.
Hitler wanted to create the ultimate race of humans. He blamed everything on the Jews.