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The Forgotten FrenchExiles in the British Isles, 1940-44$

Nicholas Atkin

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780719064388

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9780719064388.001.0001

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(p.262) Appendix 2

(p.262) Appendix 2

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The Forgotten French
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(p.262) Appendix 2

Statistics for the year ended 31 December 1941 Immigration Office, Royal Victoria Patriotic School, London, SW18

Code

Belg.

Czech.

Da.

Dutch

Fr.

Greek

Norw.

Pol.

Yug.

Various

Total

1A

2,416

2,416

1B

5

66

52

123

1C

2

2

6

9

19

1D

147

147

2A

203

37

13

49

204

5

39

302

8

860

2B

15

21

35

6

48

76

124

66

3

394

2C

2

118

120

2D

1

3

842

49

895

2E

3

264

2

269

2F

2

1

1

42

81

14

141

3A

1,565

1,565

Total

230

59

54

169

1,276

81

3,071

433

11

1,565

6,949

Direct from enemy occupied territory to the UK: 1A By small boats to the Shetlands & east of Scotland ports; 1B By small boats from France to south coast ports or by small boats from Holland and Belgium to east & south-east ports; 1C By stolen planes from occupied countries to landing grounds in east & south England; 1D From raids on occupied countries – rescued by British forces.

Through neutral countries or British territory abroad: 2A From, France, Belgium and Holland via Spain and Portugal and thence by sea from Lisbon to UK ports, or by air from Lisbon to Bristol airport or Poole airport, or via Spain and Gibraltar to UK ports; 2B From Vichy-controlled North Africa in small boats or stolen planes to Gibraltar and thence to UK ports or from Dakar in small boats to Bathurst, Gambia and Freetown and thence to UK ports; 2C From Vichy-controlled territory in North and South America and the East to nearest British territory; 2D From France in Vichy-controlled ships to neutral ports in America and the East and thence with the help of the nearest British (p.263) consul, to UK ports and members of crews of captured Vichy ships who have volunteered to serve in Free French Forces; 2E From Norway and Sweden and thence via Russia, Turkey and the Middle East to India or Africa for embarkation to British ports; 2F From Norway on foot to Sweden or from Holland or Germany as seamen to Swedish ports (where the ship is deserted) and thence from Stockholm airport to Leuchars airport, Fifeshire; 3A Non-escapees, volunteers for allied forces, seamen arriving in the UK for time since outbreak of war; evacuees from Gibraltar, stowaways, volunteers for war industry, general cases etc.