Children victims of the shock of the shells of France | Register


From The Times: September 10, 1920

The Southampton water train left Waterloo station last night with 200 bright-eyed and healthy French young people, aged nine to 12. These little passengers were traveling with rather mixed feelings as they returned home to the war-torn areas after a wonderful six-week recuperation vacation in the north of England.

A group of children had arrived in Waterloo in tears, but they all enjoyed themselves enough in the reservation room to sing a verse from the British national anthem and the Marseillaise. Securely stowed in the wagons, some of them were questioned by a representative of The temperature before the departure of the train, and expressed, through Mr. Jules Gradel, who was


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