Nova Scotia Archives

'An East Coast Port'

Halifax in Wartime, 1939-1945

British Evacuee children


The movement of British 'Guest' children was suggested at the beginning of the war but the idea was not popular until after the fall of Belgium, Netherlands, and France and the increased danger of bombing in Britain. Many British parents thereafter showed a desire to send their children to Canada but by this time North Atlantic shipping was problematic.

Date: August 1941

Reference: Nova Scotia Bureau of Information Nova Scotia Archives  NSIS no. 2316