Mooragh Promenade

Finnish seafarers in the camps on the Isle of Man

When the United Kingdom declared war on Finland on 6.12.1941, hundreds of Finnish seafarers served in Britain and its colonies. Some of them worked on British ships, some on Swedish or other countries’ ships. As Finns had now become enemy citizens from the point of view of the UK authorities, they were interned in camps on the Isle of Man.

Mooragh Promenade in 2013. The line of the WW2 barbed wire fence is still visible in the road. Photo: Jamesfranklingresham CC-BY-SA-3.0 licence

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