When Britain happily accepted 250,000 desperate refugees

At the outbreak of World War I in the summer of 1914, Germany invaded Belgium on its way to France, sending hundreds of thousands of Belgian refugees fleeing for their lives.

A quarter of a million Belgians managed to make it across the English Channel to…

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5 thoughts on “When Britain happily accepted 250,000 desperate refugees

  1. A great selection of photos, many of high quality. I was surprised to read that 90% of them went home after the war. Perhaps that’s the answer to the modern day refugee problem? One of the main arguments against taking refugees is that they rarely want to return. It would be a good way to silence that debate.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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