Education: Run, Rabbits, Run!

School started again last fortnight in Dover, most dangerous spot in England, for the first time since Dunkirk. In the teeth of big German guns across the Channel, most of the 1,300 moppets still left in the city emerged from chalk-cliff cave shelters to hour-and-a-half sessions of the three Rs in six shell-scarred schoolhouses (glassless windows were boarded, roofs patched from bomb hits).

Because Dover still gets eight to ten siren warnings daily, the first lesson in 18 months was an air-raid drill: Teacher cried "Get in the cave," and pupils grabbed gas masks,...

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