War Brides - Chapters 7 - 11 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 7

It is now late August, 1939, in East London. Mrs. Pigeon on North Street, near the docks, is told by Penelope Fairfax to register her children so they can be evacuated to the countryside when war with Germany comes, and the bombing raids begin. Others have followed her example, and now forty children on the block are unregistered. It is believed the docks and the East End will be the first target of the Germans. Mrs. Pigeon has several children, including fifteen year-old Elsie, who will be sent to work at the glue factory the following week to support the family. But the evacuation plan calls for children up to the age of fifteen to be evacuated. They are given information for the evacuation, which Elsie reads to her mother, but believes she or any of her siblings cannot go because they do...

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