“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”.