This review was written in early june and coincided with the anniversary of d day the annual commemoration of this event accompanied this year by new television documentaries as well as the replaying of iconic films is yet another reminder of the important place the second world war still occupies in british culture as well as history. Tom compton maintains that disabled people have lacked the health education and leisure to record their own plights certainly there are few personal accounts written by disabled people and published testimony of disabled people who were children at the time of the second world war is extremely limited. Early in the war when faced with an acute shortage of accommodation for evacuees a government official questioned whether disabled children were worth saving this book examines how the evacuation in england wasplanned executed and evaluated for children with various disabilities including the . Indeed wheatcrofts reliance on government records and the shortage of first hand accounts from former evacuees means that she does not fully deliver on her aim of examining disabled childrens experiences during the second world war. Get this from a library worth saving disabled children during the second world war sue wheatcroft early in the war when faced with an acute shortage of accommodation for evacuees a government official questioned whether disabled children were worth saving this book examines how the
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