The Belgian refugees in Britain: A warm reception that turned to resentment, 1914-1918

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The outbreak of war in 1914 left many Belgians homeless and penniless. Germany invaded Belgium on its way to France, sending hundreds of thousands of Belgian refugees fleeing for their lives. The number of people fled the country from 1914-18 was approximately one-sixth of the Belgian population. They headed to the United Kingdom, France and […]

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