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The Children's Overseas Relocation Board was only in full operation for about 3 months in 1940.

A ship carrying 90 British children to Canada was torpedoed and sunk in September, 1940 causing the deaths of at least 77 children. Since the threat of imminent German invasion had diminished, and convoys were effectively resupplying the UK, the CORB program was terminated. About 2600 children had been relocated to Canada, New Zealand, Australia, and South Africa. As many as 800,000 schoolchildren were still being evacuated to areas of rural Britain, although many returned to their homes after a short time.

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Becaue all the kids were dying. -Hope i helped!(:

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