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'I came for 3 months and stayed for 75 years'


Some 4,000 children evacuated from Basque Country to the UK in 1937 during Civil War where people power triumphed over government inaction when churches, cooperatives and members of the Communist party helped organise the transfer of children to the UK.

The British Government was not involved as it wanted to remain as neutral as possible.

Andy Brockman, an archaeologist who specialises in modern conflict talks about how the evacuation came about and Juanita Vaquer, one of the original 4,000 evacuees describes her experience.

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