At the beginning of World War II, Britain initiated a plan to evacuate British children to Canada and other British Dominions. However, after two vessels carrying 'Guest Children' were destroyed by German U-boats, participation in the plan was seriously eroded. In all, about 3000 children were sent to Canada in 1940-41.
Photographer: E.A. Bollinger
Reference: E.A. Bollinger Nova Scotia Archives 1975-305 1941 no. 419-B
Nova Scotia Archives — https://archives.novascotia.ca/halifax/archives/
Crown copyright © 2021, Province of Nova Scotia.