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I am a writer and historian with a passionate interest in the life stories of ordinary people. I've interviewed hundreds of Second World War evacuees to preserve their stories, photographs and documents. My books can be viewed at: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Gillian-Mawson/e/B008MWQ0IE/ref=dp_byline_cont_book_1 My 3rd book will be published in late 2016 and I have two more in progress on different WW2 themes.

I am a writer and historian with a passionate interest in the life stories of ordinary people. I've interviewed hundreds of Second World War evacuees to preserve their stories, photographs and documents. My books can be viewed at: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Gillian-Mawson/e/B008MWQ0IE/ref=dp_byline_cont_book_1 My 3rd book will be published in late 2016 and I have two more in progress on different WW2 themes.
TIMELINE OF THE GUERNSEY EVACUATION TO ENGLAND OF JUNE 1940
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TIMELINE OF THE GUERNSEY EVACUATION TO ENGLAND OF JUNE 1940

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The timeline has been created from a set of first hand accounts taken from a variety of people in order to give a clear view of how 17,000 Guernsey children and adults experienced evacuation to the British mainland in June 1940. The story is told through the voice of an evacuated Guernsey mother. Because Guernsey was only 30 miles from occupied France, the fear of invasion was very real. The evacuees began to leave Guernsey on 20 June 1940 and the island was bombed by Germany on 28 June and occupied two days later. The evacuees remained in England, Scotland and Wales for five years. Guernsey was liberated on 9th May 1945, but due to the damage inflicted on the island by the German occupiers, the evacuees could not return home for months. VIEW THE TIMELINE HERE ONLINE: https://www.hstry.co/timelines/the-guernsey-evacution-to-england-of-june-1940-an-overlooked-wartime-story#.VX7clth3bcE.twitter
WORKSHOPS ON THE GUERNSEY EVACUATION OF 1940
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WORKSHOPS ON THE GUERNSEY EVACUATION OF 1940

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I research the 'forgotten' Guernsey Evacuation & provide some free resources and a low cost booklet for teachers; see my Shop', and Schools' web pages at: http://guernseyevacuees.wordpress.com/evacuation/ or email: gillianmawson@btinternet.com Please also see my Evacuee Mother's 1940 daily diary: http://guernseyevacuees.wordpress.com/diary-of-an-evacuee-jun-1940/ I also deliver workshops using the testimony of real evacuees. I am CRB checked é organise wartime events with surviving evacuees in Northern England .