By Emily Gilbert
'We have been considering it used to be transitority. We have been pondering the warfare may restart with the west and the east, and that the west could win, and we'd be going domestic. yet, it wasn't like that.'
After the second one global struggle, hundreds of thousands of Latvian, Lithuanian and Estonian refugees, uprooted by means of battle and clash of their homelands, have been recruited from Displaced folks Camps in Germany to fill exertions shortages in Britain. This unknown episode in Britain's immigration historical past is dropped at existence during this ebook, via interview extracts and documentary assets. ladies have been the 1st recruits to the so-called eu Volunteer employee Schemes, within which 25,000 Baltic women and men got here to Britain among 1946 and 1951, to paintings in hospitals, textiles, agriculture, coal mining and different undermanned components of undefined. in the beginning relating to their remain in Britain as transitority, all these Latvian, Lithuanian and Estonian women and men remained in Britain their entire lives. lately joined through extra migrants from the Baltic States, this ebook tells the tale of Britain's Baltic groups, from the earliest money owed in their arrival in Britain to the current day.
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Rebuilding Post-War Britain: Latvian, Lithuanian and Estonian refugees in Britain, 1946-51 by Emily Gilbert