Operation Pied Piper is the name of the secret plan developed by Winston Churchill to keep the children of England safe should the country go to war. The plan called for schoolchildren in the cities to be evacuated to the relative safety of the countryside because it was expected that the cities would become targets for German bombings (which they did).
During the first few days of September 1939, 3.5 million English schoolchildren were evacuated. My mother was among them.
You can read more about Operation Pied Piper HERE
Pied Piper is also the name of the novel I am writing that is inspired by my mother's experience.