Involuntary Guests by Alan Franklin


Involuntary Guests: Enemy Aliens and Political Detainees on the Isle of Man in World War Two

by Alan Franklin, Edited by Matthew Richardson

Paperback, 224 pages

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  • SKU: 1003395
  • Dimensions: 21 × 29.5 cm
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Involuntary Guests by Alan Franklin

The Second World War radically changed the Isle of Man accelerating its movement towards becoming the self-governing Crown Dependency that it is today.

With a peak of around 15,000 internees and detainees held and with navy, army and air force bases the effect on the civilian population and the economy of the Island was profound.

Alan Franklin, retired Chartered Librarian who worked at the Manx Museum Library and Archives for 23 years, brings to life a wide range of detail from personal papers, accounts and published sources long forgotten or hidden away in surprising locations. An essential guide to those whose relatives were interned as well as the researcher into this fascination period of the Islands history.

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