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Young refugees having a meal at Dovecourt Bay Holiday Camp, 1938.

Young refugees having a meal at Dovecourt Bay Holiday Camp, 1938.
* Moving Here catalogue reference (MJM) PD2566/11


Photograph of Amelia Zlotnikoff with ATS colleagues.

Photograph of Amelia Zlotnikoff with ATS colleagues.
* Moving Here catalogue reference (JML) 2001.39.1.p25


A water-colour painting of the Sikh Guru Gobind Singh on horseback.

A water-colour painting of the Sikh Guru Gobind Singh on horseback.
* Moving Here catalogue reference (V&A) IM.2:128-1917


From album of Dr Joseph Fine, women line up in their dresses for sisters' three legged race, 1943.

From album of Dr Joseph Fine, women line up in their dresses for sisters' three legged race, 1943.
* Moving Here catalogue reference (JML) 1998.28.1.p14

 

Second World War - displaced people

Documents from Foreign Office files for 1946 show the plight of many seeking to build new lives.


Second World War - the ATS scrapbook

Amelia Zlotnikoff's parents were Jewish migrants from Russia. Amelia grew up in London and joined the Auxiliary Territorial Service (ATS) in the Second World War. Her scrapbook documents her life as an ATS member, and this selection also includes some other family correspondence.


Second World War - a doctor in Palestine

Joseph Fine came from an orthodox Jewish family in Glasgow and trained as a doctor. His plan to become a pathologist was interrupted by the Second World War when he was sent to Palestine. His photograph album, dedicated to his wife, records his time there and the people he served with.


Sikh paintings



Sikh woodcuts



Social and economic conditions in the West Indies

The West India Royal Commission was set up to investigate social and economic conditions in Barbados, British Honduras, Jamaica, the Leeward Islands, Trinidad and Tobago, and the Windward Islands. This selection of documents also include the reports submitted to the Commission by the League of Coloured Peoples.


Surveillance and infiltration

Indian Political Intelligence was a secret organisation within the India Office in London with a brief to keep an eye on Indians who were considered subversive. It worked closely with Special Branch to infiltrate organisations and obtain information. Some of the reports read almost like minutes of meetings. The documents also include a report on the activities of an apparently inept agent at Oxford in 1916.


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