Refugees: Forced to Flee

An exhibition at the Imperial War Museum London explores why people abandon their homes and make perilous journeys to seek new lives. Fiona Keating reports

BELGIAN REFUGEES PREPARING TO SAIL FROM OSTEND TO BRITAIN IN OCTOBER 1914 
IWM COLLECTION
THE DESTROYED REMAINS OF A HOME IN NORMANDY, JULY 1944. IN THE AFTERMATH OF SUCH DESTRUCTION, MANY REFUGEES OPT TO START AFRESH AWAY FROM THE CONFLICT 
IWM COLLECTION

From the persecution of Jews in Nazi Germany to life in the Calais Jungle and Mediterranean crossings in overloaded boats, this exhibition explores the upheaval in the lives of those affected by war and conflict. 

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