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Title: Adoptive kinship and the British League of Help : commemoration of the Great War through the adoption of French communities
Author: Lewis, Bryan F.
Awarding Body: University of Reading
Current Institution: University of Reading
Date of Award: 2006
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The British League of Help was formed in 1920 as a charitable body with a single purpose: to provide aid to communities in the areas of northern France devastated during the Great War. It pursued its objective by encouraging British cities and towns to become a 'Godparent' to a small town or village that had been destroyed; the village was 'adopted', a relationship was established with the people who had returned to their ruined homes, and various types of aid relevant to their particular needs were provided. The success of the scheme is indicated by the number of relationships: some eighty British cities and towns adopted ninety-five French towns and villages, and considerable material help and moral support was made available.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID: uk.bl.ethos.493744  DOI: Not available
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