Tagged with: America

9 posts about America on this blog

  1. Americana!

    Monday 16 September 2013, 17:27

    Laura Sinnerton Laura Sinnerton

    This season, between September to December, we will be embarking upon a new study entitled Americana.

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  2. There should be free popcorn with every ticket

    Friday 13 September 2013, 14:28

    Laura Sinnerton Laura Sinnerton

    From this week, the BBC is embarking on a celebration of cinema music.

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  3. Vito Victor De Lorto: in search of a GI father

    Friday 5 July 2013, 14:30

    Cat Whiteaway Cat Whiteaway

    Last October I received a request for help while appearing on BBC Radio Wales. It read: "How would you go about tracing an American GI from World War Two?"

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  4. Eisenhower goes west

    Wednesday 3 April 2013, 17:18

    Phil Carradice Phil Carradice

    General Dwight D Eisenhower was not, generally, regarded as a great soldier. But he was the supreme diplomat.

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  5. Welsh Presidents of the USA

    Friday 31 August 2012, 12:17

    Phil Carradice Phil Carradice

    Five of the first six Presidents of the USA were of Welsh descent and the country has had no fewer than ten Welsh-connected Presidents in all.

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  6. Researching Harold Lowe: Titanic hero

    Friday 13 April 2012, 15:15

    Cat Whiteaway Cat Whiteaway

    Way back in 2002, when I started working on BBC Radio Wales' Look Up Your Genes family history series, we used to tour the country with our roadshow. One of our first venues was in Caernarvon and one of the first full family history stories that I had the pleasure of researching was that of local man...

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  7. Titanic - the Welsh Connections

    Friday 13 April 2012, 15:00

    Phil Carradice Phil Carradice

    This weekend sees the 100th anniversary of one of the most tragic and dramatic of all sea disasters, the loss of the White Star liner RMS Titanic. The story, of course, is well known.

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    On the night of 14/15 April 1912, the Titanic was on her maiden voyage across the Atlantic, ploughing steadily through...

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  8. Murray the Hump, Welsh gangster

    Monday 25 October 2010, 11:18

    Phil Carradice Phil Carradice

    Say the words "American gangster" and your mind invariably turns to criminals like Al Capone, Pretty Boy Floyd or John Dillinger. But one of the most successful of all gangsters - perhaps because he lived to a ripe old age - was actually a man of Welsh descent.

    His real name was Llewellyn Morris Humphreys...

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  9. American GIs in Wales

    Tuesday 12 October 2010, 12:02

    Phil Carradice Phil Carradice

    During World War Two nearly three million American soldiers and airmen were sent to Britain, most of them arriving in the years 1943 and 1944, prior to the D-Day landings in France.

    Wales housed more than its fair share of these exuberant and sometimes...

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