Looking Back: Temporal and Spatial Connections of Post-War Migration and Displacement Through the Eyes of the Toronto TelegramMain MenuLooking Back: Temporal and Spatial Connections of Post-War Migration and Displacement Through the Eyes of the Toronto TelegramBy Robyn LeLacheurTimeline of Publishing Patterns of Global Displacement between 1939-1964Photographs provided by the Toronto TelegramRefugees & Displaced Peoples: Where they came fromRefugees and MigrantsLocal Context: War Guests in TorontoTheir War Goes On: Opulence Hides Gray RefugeesArticle by Ron Poulton, Telegram Staff ReporterImage Representation of Refugees: An Analysis of Terence Wright's Article, "Moving Images: The Media Representation of Refugees"War Guests, (Im)migrants, and RefugeesThe Representation of War Guests, (Im)migrants, and Refugees Through Wartime Propaganda and IconographyRobyn LeLacheur69764b2f71565fb3dfb6990b7c0672e799d40562
French couple and their daughters
12018-04-15T13:40:44-04:00Robyn LeLacheur69764b2f71565fb3dfb6990b7c0672e799d40562153"Below -- Mr. and Mrs. G. Elefant, French couple, and their daughters, Madelene, 5, and Alice, 2." (Caption on back)plain2018-04-17T15:21:17-04:0008/09/1944Robyn LeLacheur69764b2f71565fb3dfb6990b7c0672e799d40562
For the duration of the war, hundreds of families and children moved across seas to be out of harms way from the destruction of World War II. The affectionate name "War Guests", was given to those who evacuated their home countries, but with the inference. that they would be returning to their homes once the war had concluded.
The War Guests that were photographed primarily consisted of those from the United Kingdom, but also included a few from France and Austria.
Toronto Telegram photographers captured a certain excitement and worry during time of arrival and departure. Many of the War Guests stayed within the downtown area of Toronto, but also stayed in municipalities part of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), and even other provinces as well.