The Q Camp

Jolyon Jenkins recounts a forgotten story of World War Two.

The authorities had a problem with children who had been evacuated but who were too disturbed or delinquent for normal families to handle. So when a group of earnest young conscientious objectors offered to take some of them off to a field in Essex and cure their antisocial tendencies, nobody asked too many questions. But the authorities eventually became horrified by what they discovered was happening.

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Jolyon Jenkins recounts a forgotten story of World War Two.

The authorities had a problem with children who had been evacuated but who were too disturbed or delinquent for normal families to handle. So when a group of earnest young conscientious objectors offered to take some of them off to a field in Essex and cure their antisocial tendencies, nobody asked too many questions. But the authorities eventually became horrified by what they discovered was happening.