War On the Home Front

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As 2014 marks the centenary of the First World War, numerous exhibits and events have been popping up throughout the year to celebrate the fact, including this newbie that focuses specifically on the role Alexandra Palace played during WWI. On display two days a week and the first Saturday of every month until September 2015, this collection of photographs details Ally Pally's use as an internment camp for non-naturalised German, Austrian and Hungarian men who were deemed a danger to the UK’s war effort 100 years ago. The Palace was also at one point between 1914 and 1918 used as a home to thousands of Belgians fleeing German invasion. 'War On the Home Front' reveals the stories of many of the folk who passed through Alexandra Palace's doors at the time, as well as residents of the area and their attitudes towards the site.

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