Legal source for UK Internments

Richard Gilbert

Hi Judith

This link suggests that internment of enemy aliens during WWII was a power derived under UK law from WWI. In 1914 all aliens over the age of 16 had to register their details at local police offices, a requirement of the 1914 Aliens Registration Act (4 & 5 Geo. V c.12

This link to an article about the 1914 & 1919 Aliens Restrictions Acts should explain more also .

I hope this helps.

Richard Gilbert
Hertfordshire, England

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