Children evacuated in World War II may have had to live with fear of bombs, absence of parents, hassle of food coupons and lack of fruit, but at least the cows were safe.This evacuated child painted the peaceful, cud-chewing kind of cows designed to meander along a country lane. They have obviously never heard of Creutzfeldt-Jakob or mad cow disease. The picture is part of the Evacuees Exhibition at the Imperial War Museum, which runs until 27 October.

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