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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 $135.00/£99.00 / Hb / Published (August 2001)
ISBN 978-1-57181-503-3 $34.95/£27.95 / Pb / Published (August 2001)
eISBN 978-1-78238-991-0 eBook
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.