October 1917

Displacement of the civilian population in the Great War

The Great War was a global event also in the sense that it  involved in many facets all sections of the population. For example, to be forcibly displaced were not only men to the fronts and the battlefields, but also a large part of the civilian population: women, children and elderly who were living in the border areas swept by the war set in motion or were forcibly moved to safer regions. Millions of refugees and displaced persons moved during the whole conflict, not without provoking t difficulties for the state authorities.