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9 September 'Workshop : Tracing the Belgian Refugees'

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Are you interested in the history of Belgian refugees in the UK during the First World War? Have you been involved in researching them in your local area? Maybe you have family stories or objects that you'd like to share? Come along to the fourth of our UK workshops, where you will have the opportunity to meet other people in your area who are int…


Clevedon's Own : The Great War 1914 -1918

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ISBN: 1 901 084 41 8  PB 112 pp £9.95 (2008)Published by Clevedon History Publications.  Western Front Association member Rob Campbell has produced a fine book about the Somerset seaside town of Clevedon. Rob has lived in the town for many years and has collected medals awarded to residents of the town. Clevedon's Own is the result of years of res…


10 October : ‘Demographic evolution of the population of Ypres, before, during and after the Great War’ with Pieter Trogh (IFFM)

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The First World War had a far-reaching impact on the civilian population of and in Ypres. When the city saw the arrival of fighting armies in the autumn of 1914, thousands of refugees had sought refuge within its walls. After the First Battle of Ypres, the city remained in allied hands, but was systematically shelled. From the spring of 1915, the s…


7 November : ‘Refugee relief during the First World War: Belgian refugees in Birmingham’ with Jolien De Vuyst (Ghent University)

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During the First World War, 1.5 million Belgians or one fifth of the total population fled the country. 250.000 were welcomed in England, which still accounts for the largest refugee movement in British history. In her PhD, Jolien researched the local refugee relief in Birmingham. In this city, the War Refugees Committee Birmingham and District (WR…