Picturing the Past
 
Introduction
 

George and Anne’s Story
Today we will follow a story about two children. Anne is eleven years old, and her younger brother, George, is nine. They come from a town in England called Birkenhead. In 1940, the Second World War was happening in Europe. Many people were very scared. Anne and George’s mother and father decided to send them to Canada. It was a very hard decision to make!
Children who made this trip were called Guest Children. Anne and George had to cross the Atlantic Ocean on a ship with lots of other children. After arriving in Canada they got on a train and traveled all the way across the country, from Halifax to Vancouver!
Let’s see what this long journey was like...
While you are reading Anne and George’s story, try to find things that were different in 1940 than they are today. What things are the same?
Anne Sutton
Born: 1929
11 years old
Gender: Female
 
Citizenship: British
Place of Birth: Birkenhead, England
Eye Colour: Green
Hair Colour: Brown
Height: 4' 9"
George Sutton
Born: 1931
9 years old
Gender: Male
 
Citizenship: British
Place of Birth: Birkenhead, England
Eye Colour: Blue
Hair Colour: Light brown
Height: 4' 4"
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