Europe in Exile: European Exile Communities in Britain, 1940-1945

Europe in Exile: European Exile Communities in Britain, 1940-1945

Europe in Exile: European Exile Communities in Britain, 1940-1945

Europe in Exile: European Exile Communities in Britain, 1940-1945

Synopsis

During World War II, London was transformed into a European city, as it unexpectedly became a place of refuge for many thousands of European citizens who through choice or the accidents of war found themselves seeking refuge in Britain from the military campaigns on the Continent of Europe. In this volume, an international team of historians consider the exile groups from Belgium, France, the Netherlands, Poland, Norway and Czechoslovakia, analysing not merely the relations between the plethora of exile regimes and the British government in terms of its military and social dimensions but also the legacy of this period of exile for the politics of post-war Europe. Particular attention is paid to the Belgian exiles, the most numerous exile population in Britain during World War II.

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