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Dover 1943 - Children at War

This child cannot remember sleeping anywhere but in a cave. She has her own double deck bunk with wire netting for springs. Dover mothers like the security of 100 feet of rock above their children. Here a child is tucked in to a “duration” bed. The popular song about Dover and its absentee bluebirds says “There’ll be love and laughter when the world is free.” These boys and girls smile in the midst of terror. Some of them, once evacuated, have returned to take their chances on familiar sidewalks Back to Dover 1943 Index Back Next