Belgian Refugees – Building a Story Around History

Estimations vary between 225,000 and 265,000. The estimation does not include the roughly 150,000 Belgian soldiers that have taken leave in Britain at one point in the war and an additional 25,000 wounded Belgian soldiers convalescing in Britain. The fullest account is given in ‘Belgian Refugee Relief in England during the Great War’ by Peter Calahan (Garland Publishing, New York and London, 1982).

Source: Belgian refugees – Wikipedia

BBC – History – World Wars: Shell Shock During World War One

More research….

…everyone had a ‘breaking point’: weak or strong, courageous or cowardly – war frightened everyone witless…

The British army dealt with 80,000 cases of shell shock during WW1. Explore how the army tackled this trauma, and how it was regarded by those back home.

Source: BBC – History – World Wars: Shell Shock during World War One