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Happily playing, forgetting Blitz Terrors 9th June 1942

Happily playingTragedy seems far from these happy groups of toddlers, but it cannot help being in the background.

These pictures may serve as a reminder of the great part Devon and other reception areas are playing in caring for the younger generation from more vulnerable areas and of the fact that the war will leave us for many years to come a legacy of stricken lives in need of our warm and practical sympathy.

Photographs show some of the 30 toddlers at Carleton House War Nursery, Buckleigh, where they are being cared for after being rendered homeless, and some, orphans, through Nazi bombing.

A particularly sad case is that of Rita Hay, second right in the bottom group.  She is the only survivor of a family of ten.

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