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4 edition of Swansea at war found in the catalog.

Swansea at war

Sally Bowler

Swansea at war

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Published by Sutton Pub. in Thrupp, Stroud, Gloucestershire .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Wales -- Swansea.,
  • Swansea (Wales) -- Social conditions -- 20th century.,
  • Swansea (Wales) -- History -- 20th century.,
  • Swansea (Wales) -- Biography.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 120).

    StatementSally Bowler.
    GenreBiography.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsD760.8.S93 B68 2006
    The Physical Object
    Paginationvii, 120 p. :
    Number of Pages120
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17098383M
    ISBN 100750944641
    ISBN 109780750944649
    LC Control Number2007532521

    Extracts from contemporary letters reveal their heroism and give insights into what it was like under battle conditions, including the disastrous first day at the Somme for the Swansea Pals. The Great War Memorial, renewed in Please have any extra details memorabilia or photos? The city centre suffered direct hits that started major conflagrations destroying many commercial premises, including the Ben Evans department store and the Victorian market. The last project celebrated the two hundred year history of Swansea and the Mumbles Railway. The group has run for four years with many successful projects and exhibitions held in venues like Swansea Grand Theatre Arts Wing, Swansea Museum, Public libraries and community centers etc.

    The whole world is a battlefield in modern-day conflict! These plans included strengthening the town's fire brigade and emergency services, digging trenches and building communal shelters in an attempt to protect the local people and property from the possible risk of enemy action. This story has been placed in the following categories. Many rushed to find underground shelter, but not Elaine. Reviewed again by David Filsell in Stand To!

    There are also stories of a Swansea nurse captured by the Austrians in Serbia, and a Swansea doctor at Gallipoli. The first review of Swansea Pals appeared in Stand To! A record of the growing disillusion of the people, their tragedies and hardships and a determination to see it through. With no attacks questions began to be asked on the Council's decision to spend so much time and money on Air Raid Precautions. At the time, she was a year-old library assistant who led a remarkable life helping save her beloved town from the Nazi siege. Extracts from contemporary letters reveal their heroism and give insights into what it was like under battle conditions, including the disastrous first day at the Somme for the Swansea Pals.


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Away from the Home Front, the actions of both of the Swansea Victoria Cross winners are recounted, as are the stories of some of those who served on land, on sea, or in the air.

Kidwell described the three-day bombardment as horrendous. She remained above ground as one of the youngest air-raid wardens in Britain.

The council education department in Swansea has encouraged children to write poems about the attacks. The new roles performed by women and the efforts made in the town to provide support for those left at home, or serving at the front, are also examined.

By the author's calculation it suffered killed and 1, other casualties and if not considered a battalion in the very front rank of fighting ability it came very close. At home there were wounded soldiers in military hospitals, refugees from Belgium and later on German prisoners of war.

To sum up the life of a city in wartime is a complex and time—consuming process. But the effects of the human toll it took were far greater.

She was the ninth Royal Navy ship to be named Beaver, after the mammal of the same name H. At home there were wounded soldiers in military hospitals, refugees from Belgium and later on German prisoners of war.

He only left home for duty last Saturday. At home there were wounded soldiers in military hospitals, refugees from Belgium and later on German prisoners of war. With no attacks questions began to be asked on the Council's decision to spend so much time and money on Air Raid Precautions.

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A firing party attended, as well as a squad of men from the Shropshire Regiment The coffin was draped with the Union Jack and conveyed from the house on a gun carriage drawn by two horses. Synopsis The Great War left an indelible mark on almost every town and village in Britain and this extensively researched book looks in detail at how that war affected the town of Swansea and its people.

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Swansea At War

Away from the Home Front, the actions of both of the Swansea Victoria Cross winners are recounted, as are the stories of some of those who served on land, on sea, or in the air. Particularly well rendered is the account of the battalion's actions at Mametz Wood, where it served near the literary luminaries of the Royal Welch Fusiliers.

The recompense for all the tremendous effort, suffering and sacrifice was realised at last, as the war progressed, when the Invasion of Europe was no longer a dream, but a reality.

The author provides a wide ranging and highly readable evaluation of Swansea at war which reveals much of the life of the city between andthe unexpected consequences of war and, finally, how Swansea ensured remembrance of those who had died.

The second review appeared in Stand To! Recommended story What's this? These include a Swansea airman who was downed by the famous Red Baron, another who flew again after losing a leg in combat, a Swansea sailor who was lost in an encounter with a German U-Boat, the Swansea officer who twice escaped from a POW camp, and several former Swansea men who returned with Canadian, Australian or South African units to fight the common foe, with often tragic results.The Great War left an indelible mark on almost every town and village in Britain and this extensively researched book looks in detail at how that war affected the town of Swansea and its people.**Themes covered in the book include recruitment and the treatment of conscientious objectors, how Belgian refugees were cared for, and what happened to foreign nationals who were living in Swansea at.

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