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Europe on the Move: Refugees in the Era of the Great War

Peter Gatrell and Liubov Zhvanko


This book addresses the unprecedented and overwhelming refugee crisis that the First World War unleashed in Europe. As the war came to an end a senior Red Cross official wrote ‘there were refugees everywhere: it was as if the entire world had to move or was waiting to move’. At least 14 million people were directly affected during the war. Europe on the move is the first attempt to understand their experiences and to establish the political, social and cultural significance of the crisis and its post-war legacy. Part of the explanation for the scale and severity of the refugee crisis was that ... More

Keywords: Refugees, Refugee studies, First World War, Civilians at war, Forced migration, Humanitarian assistance, Repatriation, Population displacement

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Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781784994419
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9781784994419.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Peter Gatrell, editor
University of Manchester

Liubov Zhvanko, editor
National University of Urban Economy

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