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Author Davies, Hywel
Title Fleeing Franco : How Wales Gave Shelter to Refugee Children from the Basque Country During the Spanish Civil War
Imprint Cardiff : University of Wales Press, 2011
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Edition 1st ed
Descript 1 online resource (202 pages)
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Note Intro -- Foreword -- Acknowledgements -- An Uncertain Welcome -- Brothers of the Blood -- A Badge of Honour -- The Great and the Good -- Out of Harm's Way -- Shelter from the Storm -- Dastardly Yarns -- A Tidal Wave of Giving -- 'The Best Part of My Life' -- Fault Lines -- Don't Sing the Songs of the Past -- Not Ours, But Ours to Look After -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
In 1937, during the Spanish Civil War, four thousand children escaped by ship from Bilbao and were given sanctuary in Britain. The book focuses on the experiences of the exiles who came to Wales where four Homes were established; it includes several first-hand accounts from surviving refugees. In one camp unrest by some of the boys became headline news, but overwhelmingly the children's experiences were of generosity and solidarity from ordinary people, even though Wales was itself suffering from extreme poverty
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Davies, Hywel Fleeing Franco : How Wales Gave Shelter to Refugee Children from the Basque Country During the Spanish Civil War Cardiff : University of Wales Press,c2011 9780708323366
Subject Basque diaspora.;Basques -- Wales -- History -- 20th century.;Refugee children -- Wales -- History -- 20th century.;Spain -- History -- Civil War, 1936-1939 -- Children.;Spain -- History -- Civil War, 1936-1939 -- Refugees
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