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Local heroes: Belgian refugees in Britain during the First World War

Local heroes: Belgian refugees in Britain during the First World War
Local heroes: Belgian refugees in Britain during the First World War
The Belgians during the First World War represented the largest refugee movement in British history. Despite the size of this influx — at its peak some 250,000 were present in Britain ? there has been an almost total absence of reference to them. This article suggests that this neglect is unfortunate both with regard to our understanding of the First World War and the history of refugees during the twentieth century. In particular, this article stresses the importance of local responses and reactions to the refugees and the significance of place in the process of rebuilding lives and identities in Britain.
0261-9288
1-28
Kushner, Antony
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Kushner, Antony
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Kushner, Antony (1999) Local heroes: Belgian refugees in Britain during the First World War. Immigrants & Minorities, 18 (1), 1-28. (doi:10.1080/02619288.1999.9974956).

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The Belgians during the First World War represented the largest refugee movement in British history. Despite the size of this influx — at its peak some 250,000 were present in Britain ? there has been an almost total absence of reference to them. This article suggests that this neglect is unfortunate both with regard to our understanding of the First World War and the history of refugees during the twentieth century. In particular, this article stresses the importance of local responses and reactions to the refugees and the significance of place in the process of rebuilding lives and identities in Britain.

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Published date: 1999
Organisations: History

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Local EPrints ID: 398503
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/398503
ISSN: 0261-9288
PURE UUID: 62d8419e-7747-4905-898d-2bb098666c69

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Date deposited: 02 Aug 2016 15:37
Last modified: 15 Jul 2019 20:15

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