2066Re: World War 2 in Dundee
- Oct 11, 2004
> > My son is doing World War II at school and wanted to know if theIn 2003 Radio 4 did a series where various aged entertainers recalled
> > children in Dundee were evacuated and if so,where.
their careers - this was in the 6.30pm "funny" slot. One of them was
Bruce Forsyth. He recalled being evacuated - I forget where from - to
Edinburgh. His father had a job that gave him a petrol ration and
reason to go to Scotland so he went to visit his son. On seeing a
battleship moored in the Firth of Forth, he took Bruce home with him,
with a cry of "The damn war is closer here than it is at home!".
I suspect that if children were being evacuated to Edinburgh - port,
naval base, etc - then Dundee children probably GOT evacuees in their
houses rather than becoming evacuees.
Now the caveat - I was born in Essex in 1971, so have no first hand
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