Reference FO 371/25248
Title Regulations governing aliens
Former Department Reference File 7848 (pp.8945-10186)
Government Department Foreign Office
Themes Social Relations
Subthemes Dislocated populations, Foreign nationals and newcomers
Document Types Official Correspondence, Memoranda, Reports and Surveys
Civil Defence Regions Nationwide
Locations Canada, Dodecanese, Egypt, Mexico, Norway, United States of America
Organisations Advisory Council on Aliens, General Post Office


A file of documents relating to the British government's restrictions on foreign nationals. Subjects covered in the file include the issue of the separation of married couples; the conditions in internment camps; a request for assistance from the United States for the war effort; the services of refugee organisations; procedures relating to restriction exemptions and internment; the control of Allied nationals by the Allied Administration; and the treatment of aliens, including requests for exemption from restrictions and release from internment. These aliens include Poles, including officials and a widow; Abyssinians; anti-Nazi Japanese, Dutch, Belgian, and Hungarian government officials; Italian seamen of Greek and Albanian origin from the Dodecanese; Palestinians; White Russians; Swiss nationals, including a German émigré journalist; German refugees, including political refugees from Norway; Spanish nationals; Italians, including a father with an American son; and aliens serving in British and Allied forces.


Abyssinian nationals, accommodation, administration, Albanian nationals, aliens, Allied nations, Anglo-American relations, Austrian nationals, Belgian nationals, British Empire, charity, children, communications, compensation, culture, deportation, disease, Dutch nationals, education, employment, factories, family, fascism, finance, foreign newspapers, French nationals, German nationals, government committees, Greek nationals, healthcare, hotels, Hungarian nationals, identity cards, industrial production, industrial workers, industry, infrastructure, international agreements, internment, Italian nationals, Japanese nationals, Jews, law, Manchester Guardian, marriage, maternity, merchant seamen, military operations, newspapers, Norwegian nationals, overseas trade, overseas travel, police, Polish nationals, poverty, prisoners of war, prisons, public health, public morale, refugees, Sir John Anderson, Soviet nationals, Spanish nationals, standard of living, Swiss nationals, taxation, telegraphic communications, travel restrictions, United States nationals, voluntary organisations, welfare, widowhood

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