In this video Andrew Marr takes a look at the extraordinary story of the evacuees, and the families they left behind

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The extraordinary detail of the 1939 Register allows you to discover if any of your relatives opened their homes to evacuees, or were evacuees themselves.

Andrew Marr takes a look at the extraordinary story of the evacuees, and the families they left behind

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