World War 1 - Belgian Refugees

Discussion in 'World War 1' started by liverpool annie, Apr 19, 2009.

  1. liverpool annie

    liverpool annie New Member

    It's interesting to see how Britain opened it's doors to the refugees of different countries during WW1 .... how many other countries came to our shores at that time ... do you know ?? :)

    The outbreak of the First World war in 1914 produced not only military casualties but also civilian casualties: refugees.

    The start of the war saw an influx of refugees into Britain from Belgium. In September 1914 the British government offered 'victims of war the hospitality of the British nation.'

    The Belgian refugees, who totalled over a quarter of a million people, were the largest refugee movement in British history.

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