Nova Scotia Archives

Halifax and Its People / 1749-1999

British Evacuee Children arriving in Halifax, 1941


At the beginning of World War II, Britain initiated a plan to evacuate British children to Canada and other British Dominions. However, after two vessels carrying 'Guest Children' were destroyed by German U-boats, participation in the plan was seriously eroded. In all, about 3000 children were sent to Canada in 1940-41.

Photographer: E.A. Bollinger

Date: 1941

Reference no.: E.A. Bollinger Nova Scotia Archives accession no. 1975-305 1941 no. 419-B