9 posts about America on this blog
Monday 16 September 2013, 17:27
This season, between September to December, we will be embarking upon a new study entitled Americana.
Friday 13 September 2013, 14:28
From this week, the BBC is embarking on a celebration of cinema music.
Friday 5 July 2013, 14:30
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?"
Wednesday 3 April 2013, 17:18
General Dwight D Eisenhower was not, generally, regarded as a great soldier. But he was the supreme diplomat.
Friday 31 August 2012, 12:17
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.
Friday 13 April 2012, 15:15
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...
Friday 13 April 2012, 15:00
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.
On the night of 14/15 April 1912, the Titanic was on her maiden voyage across the Atlantic, ploughing steadily through...
Monday 25 October 2010, 11:18
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...
Tuesday 12 October 2010, 12:02
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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