20 June 1940: The first batch of 20,000 young emigrants from all classes of the community will sail almost immediately to the shelter of Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa

Plans are ready for sending the first batch of 20,000 children from Britain to the shelter of the Dominions for the duration of the war. Of these 10,000 are expected to go to Canada, 5,000 to Australia, and several thousand each to New Zealand and South Africa.

As yet there is no scheme for the United States, but there are indications that the scheme will be taken up there most generously, and already offers have been received from private organisations.

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