“When the British Government expects volunteers to help refugees, it’s back to the 1930s” (by Becky Taylor, Reader in Modern History, University of East Anglia)

“Those looking for solutions to current refugee movements often turn to history to provide answers to today’s refugee situation. The 1930s offer compelling, if often disheartening, comparisons with the present. As today, 1930s Britain found itself in a rapidly changing world, and one in which its imperial influence was in decline”.



“Safe Haven For Belgian Refugees” (por Rosemary Collins – Radcliffe WW1)

“Há cem anos, a Primeira Guerra produziu milhares de refugiados”.

O texto aborda o acolhimento do governo britânico aos refugiados belgas em decorrência da Primeira Guerra Mundial. Ao contrário de hoje, a resposta das autoridades britânicas à crise dos refugiados foi humana.


Refugiados belgas na estação Victoria (Londres), 1914.