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Europe in Exile

European Exile Communities in Britain 1940-45

Edited by Martin Conway and José Gotovitch

288 pages, bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-57181-759-4 $120.00/£85.00 Hb Published (August 2001)

ISBN  978-1-57181-503-3 $34.95/£24.00 Pb Published (August 2001)

eISBN 978-1-78238-991-0 eBook


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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.

Martin Conway is Fellow and Tutor in Modern History at Balliol College, Oxford University.

José Gotovitch is Director of the Center for Historical Research and Documentation on War and Contemporary Society, Brussels.

Subject: WWII History Postwar History
Area: Europe

LC: D809.G7 E93 2001

BL: YC.2002.a.12571

BISAC: HIS010000 HISTORY/Europe/General; HIS037070 HISTORY/Modern/20th Century; HIS027100 HISTORY/Military/World War II

BIC: HBWQ Second World War; HBJD European history