Evacuation effected peoples lives a lot during the Second World War as a lot of families became broken up after the evacuations. Another way in which evacuation effected peoples lives is that there was a lot of mixing in social classes and families showing favouritism to their own children, For example if a middle class family child went to live with a lower class family child the middle class family child would not be used to working which would mean the parents and families getting fed up with the middle class child working as hard as they would normally expect and also they would treat their child better and help it out more, and not give as much support to the child.
Another problem with Evacuation is that it ends up costing more money because you have to pay for the post and the money for paper, so this means that you end up paying more in the end to keep in contact with your children. This might be a reason for families breaking up because some families cannot afford to keep in touch. What were the Results of Rationing? In January 1940, Rationing was introduced into this country. At first only Butter, Sugar and Bacon were rationed, however in 1941 Cloths, Soap and petrol were introduced. Rationing was introduced to make sure that there enough food supplies around for the people around Britain.
During the first world war Germany tried to starve Britain in their U-Boat campaign, which could have ended in disaster. Rationing was also introduced to make sure that food across Britain was spread as equally as possible, which helped the population to stay healthy. The reasons for this were to make sure that people could still work in the munitions factories and would have been healthy to go off to war if they were going to be called out, also they would have more room for the injured soldiers when they came back injured from war which would save money and give the soldiers better treatment. Where Air Raid Precautions Successful
In November 1938 Neville Chamberlain put Sir John Anderson in charge of Air Raid Precautions, almost immediately he asked the designer, William Patterson, to design a small cheap shelter that could be put up in peoples back gardens. He designed the Anderson Shelter. After a few months nearly one and a half million of these shelters were dispatched to people around the United Kingdom, mainly people who were expected to be bombed. The shelters measured 6ft 6inches long and 4ft 6inches in length and could accommodate 6 people. The shelters were half buried into the ground and then were covered with earth.
The Entrance was protected by a steel shield and the door had an earthen blast wall. However Anderson Shelters would not have protected against a direct hit and they only really protected from shrapnel from a near hit. The Anderson Shelters were given free to the poor people and if you earned more than i?? 5 a week you would have to pay i?? 7 per shelter. By the time the war had started over 2 million families had Anderson Shelters in their garden. By the time of the blitz this had risen to two and a quarter million people. When the Luffwaffa started bombing at night the government expected people to start sleeping in their Anderson Shelters.
The Anderson Shelters were dark and damp so this meant that many people were reluctant to sleep in them. Especially in Low lying areas, because they used to flood very quickly. Another Air Raid Precaution was the gas mask. Gas masked were introduced to the public to help you from getting poisoned when there was a gas attack, they were however were not that useful as they’re technology was that advanced. Another gas precaution was the covering of windows with a cloth material to try and stop gas getting into windows however this would never have worked because we know now that gas cannot be stopped by a piece of cloth as gas can go anywhere.