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Balkan exiles, 1941-05 - 1953-03

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 1/7/64

Scope and Contents

Correspondence, mainly on individual cases of Yugoslav refugees looking for employment, with correspondents including: 1st Lord Alexander of Tunis [Governor-General of Canada, and earlier Supreme Allied Commander, Mediterranean Theatre] on handing over Yugoslav generals accused of collaboration to the current Government of Yugoslavia, and the repatriation of Yugoslavs who had fought for Germany; Christopher Mayhew, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, on the Yugoslav generals; Ernest Bevin [Foreign Secretary] (4); [Robert] Anthony Eden [Foreign Secretary, later 1st Lord Avon] (6); Katharine, Duchess of Atholl [Chairman of the British League for European Freedom and of the Yugoslav Aid Committee] (4); Leonard Green, Chairman of the Yugoslav Society; Sir Orme Sargent [Permanent Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs] (4); Sir William Strang [Permanent Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs] (3); Julian Amery; Sir Ronald Adam, Chairman of the British Council (2); Sir William Haley [Director-General of the BBC]; 1st Lord Schuster, Director Legal Division, Allied Commission for Austria (British Element); Negley Farson; Arthur Rouse, Ministry of Labour and National Service; [Maurice] Harold Macmillan [later 1st Lord Stockton]; John Murray, Principal of the University College of the South West of England (2); 1st Lord Hacking, Vice-President of the Travel Association; Madeleine Tupanjanin (8); 1st Lord Camrose, Chairman of the Daily Telegraph [earlier William Berry]; 1st Lord Elton [General Secretary, Rhodes Trust] (2); H P Hodder, Secretary of the Yugoslav Society of Great Britain (3); Milivoje Gavrilovitch (11); Sir Frank Spickernell, Imperial Chemical Industries Limited [ICI]; 1st Lord Catto, Governor of the Bank of England; Lieutenant-General Sir Archibald Nye [Vice-Chief of Imperial General Staff]; Ralph Stevenson [British Ambassador to Yugoslavia]; Hector McNeil [Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs]; Ivan Subotic, former Yugoslav Ambassador to Britain (3); Richard Law [Minister of State, Foreign Office, later 1st Lord Coleraine]; Slobodan Yovanovitch, Prime Minister of Yugoslavia [later Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia, and Slovenia]; Sir Bede Clifford.

Also includes: material on Florence Amery's appeal on behalf of Yugoslav refugees, 1948, with letters from Sir Patrick Hannon (5), Geoffrey Wallinger, Foreign Office, Leonard Green (2), Katharine, Duchess of Atholl (4), Harold Buxton, Leslie Hore-Belisha, Sir Robert Rankin, 1st Lord Fairhaven [earlier (Urban) Huttleston Broughton], John Murray, and Vukosav Tupanjanin (5); memorandum by Slobodan Yovanovitch on the refugee problem.


  • 1941-05 - 1953-03

Conditions Governing Access

The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.


3 file(s)

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference

File 216

Date information

DateText: The majority of folios date from 1941-49.

Finding aid date

2004-03-16 15:14:02.670000+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

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