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The Resource Belgian refugees in First World War Britain, edited by Jacqueline Jenkinson

Belgian refugees in First World War Britain, edited by Jacqueline Jenkinson

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Belgian refugees in First World War Britain
Title
Belgian refugees in First World War Britain
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edited by Jacqueline Jenkinson
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Language
eng
Summary
Around 250,000 Belgian refugees who fled the German invasion spent the First World War in Britain – the largest refugee presence Britain has ever witnessed. Welcomed in a wave of humanitarian sympathy for ‘Poor Little Belgium’, within a few months Belgian exiles were pushed off the front pages of newspapers by the news of direct British involvement in the war. Following rapid repatriation at British government expense in late 1918 and 1919 Belgian refugees were soon lost from public memory with few memorials or markers of their mass presence. Reactions to Belgian refugees discussed in this book include the mixed responses of local populations to the refugee presence, which ranged from extensive charitable efforts to public and trade union protests aimed at protecting local jobs and housing. This book also explores the roles of central and local government agencies which supported and employed Belgian refugees en masse yet also used them as a propaganda tool to publicise German outrages against civilians to encourage support for the Allied war effort. This book covers responses to Belgian refugees in England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales in a Home Front wartime episode which generated intense public interest and charitable and government action. This book was originally published as a special issue of Immigrants and Minorities: Historical Studies in Ethnicity, Migration and Diaspora. --
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YDX
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illustrations
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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Jenkinson, Jacqueline
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  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Refugees
  • World War, 1914-1918
Label
Belgian refugees in First World War Britain, edited by Jacqueline Jenkinson
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn991642768
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
ix, 134 pages
Isbn
9781138296183
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)991642768
Label
Belgian refugees in First World War Britain, edited by Jacqueline Jenkinson
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn991642768
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
ix, 134 pages
Isbn
9781138296183
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)991642768

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