Orphans of the Storm


Episode Info

This program is part of the PBS series American Experience. This episode tells the poignant story of the 10,000 British children who were evacuated by boat from England in 1940, during the bombing raids by the Luftwaffe in World War II. Landing in the United States, the children lived with caring American families until the war's end. The touching stories of the relationships between the English orphans and their American families is related with archival photographs, film clips, journals, and personal accounts.