DiscoverEnglish Learning for Curious Minds#242 | Operation Pied Piper: The Evacuation of British Cities in World War II
#242 | Operation Pied Piper: The Evacuation of British Cities in World War II

#242 | Operation Pied Piper: The Evacuation of British Cities in World War II

Update: 2022-03-033
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In September 1939, the British government embarked on the biggest civilian operation in British history when it moved over a million children out of British cities to live with strangers in the countryside.

In this episode, we'll learn about this amazing mission and the mark it left on the country.



  • September 1st, 1939 - the start of Operation Pied Piper

  • Why children were sent away before the first bomb had even fallen

  • Which cities were affected by evacuation?

  • Dividing the country into three separate zones for evacuation

  • Why it was called Operation Pied Piper

  • Who was actually evacuated?

  • Sending gold to Canada and paintings to Wales

  • How the children were chosen to stay with host families

  • How urban children reacted to countryside life

  • Why the children returned after a few months of "the phoney war"

  • Government propaganda: "Don't Do It, Mother. Leave the Children Where They Are"

  • The Blitz starts and the children return to the countryside

  • The mixed reaction of the evacuated children

  • Psychological effects on evacuated children

  • The mark Operation Pied Piper left on the country


Full transcript, subtitles and key vocabulary available on the website: https://www.leonardoenglish.com/podcasts/operation-pied-piper


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#242 | Operation Pied Piper: The Evacuation of British Cities in World War II

#242 | Operation Pied Piper: The Evacuation of British Cities in World War II

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