Portsmouth policeman with evacuees. The News PP292
Portsmouth policeman with evacuees. The News PP292

13 photos that show how Portsmouth children were affected by war

World War Two saw some changes for children in our areas.

Thursday, 20th January 2022, 6:11 pm

Included in this selection you will see hundreds of child evacuees queuing up for the buses to take them out of the area, more evacuees at Petersfield Railway Station, Mothers and their children at an air raid shelter at Commercial Road, Mile End, Portsmouth evacuees near Portsmouth and Southsea Railway Station and more at Hambledon and children wearing their gas masks while playing in the playground.

Nearly two million children were evacuated from their homes at the start of World War Two.

The children had to endure rationing, gas mask lessons and living with strangers in different towns and cities.

See our gallery below.

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