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Author Davies, Hywel M., 1956-

Title Fleeing Franco : How Wales gave shelter to refugee children from the Basque country during the Spanish Civil War / Hywel Davies
Published Cardiff : University of Wales Press, 2011


Description 1 online resource (202 pages)
Contents 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
Summary 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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 161-164) and index
Notes English
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Subject Basques -- Wales -- History -- 20th century
Refugee children -- Wales -- History -- 20th century
Basque diaspora.
National characteristics, Basque -- Wales -- History -- 20th century
European history.
20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000.
Spanish Civil War.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Emigration & Immigration.
HISTORY -- Military -- World War II.
Basque diaspora
Refugee children
Spain -- History -- Civil War, 1936-1939 -- Children.
Spain -- History -- Civil War, 1936-1939 -- Refugees
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780708323373