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Victims of Stalin and Hitler : the exodus of Poles and Balts to Britain

Author: A T Lane
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Germany in 1945 was crammed with millions of people displaced by war, deportation, Nazi slave labour, and flight before the advance of the Red Army. Many of them, including Poles and the Baltic peoples of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, refused to return to their communist-controlled homelands. Simultaneously in Italy, the Middle East and Britain, there were more than 100,000 Polish military personnel under British

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: A T Lane
ISBN: 1403932204 9781403932204
OCLC Number: 55066470
Description: xi, 281 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. 'A timeless and magical world?' --
2. Defeat --
3. German colonies --
4. Soviet fiefs --
5. Deportations --
6. Penal camps and settlements --
7. Release --
8. Soldiers and refugees --
9. 'Midway to nowhere' --
10. Resettlement --
11. Communities --
12. Identities.
Responsibility: Thomas Lane.
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In contemporary Britain there are substantial ethnic minorities of Polish and Baltic origin, who arrived here shortly after World War II.  Read more...


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