The British Empire and its effect on Plymouth


Refugees from Smyrna at Millbay Docks, Plymouth


Although the vast majority of refugees moved to Greece, many tens of thousands continued the trek to find safety elsewhere. Countries like the United States were beginning to close their hitherto open doors. Partly due to the massive population shifts in the wake of World War One (of which Smyrna was just one ripple), the US pretty much slammed its door closed in 1924.


Empire in Your Backyard: Plymouth Article



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