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European Volunteer Workers

Synopsis
Between 1947 and 1949 the British government, desperately short of workers in the ‘essential’ industries of agriculture, coal mining and textiles, turned to the millions of East Europeans living in Displaced Persons camps in Germany. Nearly 100,000 were brought here as ‘volunteers’, and those who stayed founded the East European communities of Northern England. In the early 1980s the Bradford Heritage Recording Unit (a pioneer of local authority oral history) interviewed dozens of Ukrainians, Latvians, Estonians and Yugoslavs about their often difficult early days in Britain. The interviews they gave form the basis for this programme. [57 minutes]
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2013
Subjects
Social Studies; History
Keywords
immigrant communities; industry; oral history; working conditions

Online availability

URI
http://www.audiogo.com/uk/european-volunteer-workers-mark-whitaker-square-dog-radio-gid-1023503
Price
£3.69
Delivery
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Credits

Producer
Mark Whitaker
Contributor
Mark Whitaker

Production Company

Name

Square Dog Radio

Address
54 Caunce Street
Blackpool
FY1 3LJ

Distributor

Name

AudioGO

Email
info@audiobookcollection.com
Web
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Phone
01225 878 000
Address
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Bath
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Notes
AudioGO, the UK’s leading audio publisher, was formerly known as BBC Audiobooks and was part of BBC Worldwide. The Chivers range encompasses more than 3,500 dramatisations and readings of unabridged fiction and non-fiction books for adults and children. AudioGO also publishes the Radio Collection, incorporating radio dramatisations and non-fiction derived from BBC Radio programming. BBC Archive Voices is a new series presenting interviews with key figures in the fields of entertainment, sport, politics and literature (download only), otherwise sale on CD or MP3-CD via the BBC Shop or other retail outlets, or downloadable in digital format via the BBC AudioZone http://www.audible.co.uk/

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