“Collar the lot,” is what Churchill said about the citizens of enemy nations living in the UK, it didn’t matter if they were friend or foe,.
During the Second World War (1939 – 1945) a number of internment camps for civilians from enemy countries were established on the Isle of Man. These were based at Peveril Camp, Peel (on the west coast of the island) and Mooragh Camp, Ramsey (on the NE coast of the island). Some civilians lived in the pre-war guest houses at Douglas and other Manx towns. Prisoner of War camps were established at Base Camp, Douglas and one nearby at Onchan.
During the war, thousands of people were held in internment camps on the Isle of Man.
Some were political detainees or suspected spies, but many were innocent refugees who had nowhere else to go.
Throughout the UK citizens from Germany,Italy and Austria,including Jews who had…
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