Spanish Refugees Remembered in Britain

September 13, 2012
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A photo of the 23 refugees in Carshalton

The Sutton Archives in Great Britain have recently posted an online exhibition of photographs taken of Spanish refugees in the town of Carshalton, who came to England after their town was bombed by anti-Republican forces. The bombing of Guernica is considered to be one of the first aviation raids on a defenceless civilian population.  These refugees, mostly children at the time, were warmly welcomed and became one of the last groups of refugees to return to Spain.  The children put on concerts and traditional Spanish dances, earning much of the money they needed to feed and clothe themselves.

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