The Belgian Memorial on London's Victoria Embankment was presented to Britain in gratitude for welcoming refugees. The sculpture is by the Belgian artist Victor Rousseau, who was himself a refugee, in a setting designed by Sir Reginald Blomfield, architect of the Menin Gate at Ypres (Photo: Centenary News)

Online project tracing WW1 Belgian refugees

Posted on on 17 September 2018
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Researchers are trying to discover more about 250,000 refugees who came to Britain after the German invasion of Belgium at the start of the First World War.

They’re appealing for information as part of the new Tracing the Belgian Refugees project, launched by a team from the Universities of Leeds, Leuven and UCL, London

Resources will include a new database for the sharing of research.

The project is also working with Imperial War Museums - IWM - on a future exhibition, for which letters, diaries, photographs and other personal objects are being sought.

For details, see  Tracing the Belgian Refugees website.

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Posted by: CN Editorial Team


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