Vera had to dress up as an evacuee today and spend 8 hours in the sports hall learning about ‘soup and steam trains and luggage’. Apparently the people who chose the evacuees in the countryside ‘looked the children in the eyes really hard to see if they would be strong enough to work on their farms’. I ask her if she knew who dropped the bombs on London. ‘The Jewish?’ she said.
Short history lesson over dinner this evening.
Still at least she got her outfit right.