Tagged with: World War One

33 posts about World War One on this blog

  1. The story of Professor Hermanne Ethé and the Aberystwyth 1914 riot

    Monday 18 August 2014, 09:13

    Lester Mason Lester Mason

    Hermann Ethé was a German Professor of German and Oriental Languages at Aberystwyth University. Following the outbreak of war, his continuing presence in the town sparked a series of disturbances that targeted him and his wife.

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  2. Were women in Wales rewarded for their war effort?

    Wednesday 6 August 2014, 08:42

    Gerard Oram Gerard Oram

    How did the war affect women in Britain and, particularly, in Wales? There is a widely-held view that women were rewarded with enfranchisement for their participation in the 'total war' effort and there is evidence that supports such a view.

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  3. Time to remember

    Monday 4 August 2014, 09:57

    Steve Austins Steve Austins Editor, BBC Radio Wales

    100 years ago today, people in Wales were preparing for war. At exactly 11 o'clock tonight a centenary ago, Britain declared war on Germany, who had invaded Belgium and violated the country's neutrality. 100 years on, we're joining the rest of the BBC and the rest of the world in remembering those who...

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  4. World War One at Home: The cost of nickel

    Wednesday 2 July 2014, 14:34

    Gethin Matthews Gethin Matthews

    For well over a century, the Mond nickelworks has been a major landmark and an important employer for the people of Clydach, in the lower Swansea valley. The works first produced nickel in 1902, using a process pioneered by a German chemist-entrepreneur named Ludwig Mond whose statue stands nearby, surveying...

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  5. CSM Fred Barter of Cardiff wins the Victoria Cross

    Friday 16 May 2014, 05:25

    Phil Carradice Phil Carradice

    Company Sergeant Major Fred Barter was Cardiff’s first Victoria Cross winner in the Great War.

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  6. Silver War Badge returned

    Thursday 20 February 2014, 13:36

    Cat Whiteaway Cat Whiteaway

    Late last autumn while there was still a sun in the sky and warmth in the air, I paid a visit to one of the antique shops in Cardiff that sells World War One military memorabilia. Like a magpie I was drawn to the small shiny objects in the display cabinet and after much negotiation I walked away as the...

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  7. Stokey Lewis, Victoria Cross winner

    Tuesday 17 December 2013, 16:40

    Phil Carradice Phil Carradice

    The Victoria Cross is Britain's highest award for gallantry, a medal that is rarely given but always hard-earned. Many VCs were won during the First World War but only one went to a man from Pembrokeshire. That man was Hubert William Lewis, always known as ‘Stokey’, and he came from the fishing...

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  8. Loss of the Amphion

    Monday 5 August 2013, 11:00

    Phil Carradice Phil Carradice

    The very first British ship sunk in the war was a small cruiser, mined and sunk on 5 August 1914, the day after the war broke out.

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  9. Peace comes to Wales

    Wednesday 24 July 2013, 10:30

    Phil Carradice Phil Carradice

    When peace was finally declared on 11 November 1918, ending the four years of bloodshed and mayhem that was the First World War, the initial reaction in Wales was one of relief.

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  10. The death of Lawrence of Arabia

    Sunday 19 May 2013, 08:31

    Phil Carradice Phil Carradice

    On 19 May 1935 the remarkable TE Lawrence, Lawrence of Arabia as he is better known, died in a motorcycle accident in Dorset.

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  11. The Thankful Villages of Wales

    Thursday 2 May 2013, 16:53

    Phil Carradice Phil Carradice

    There are 52 civil parishes in England and Wales - that sustained absolutely no casualties in the First World War.

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  12. The Cardiff Pals

    Wednesday 20 February 2013, 17:15

    Phil Carradice Phil Carradice

    At the end of August 1914 Lord Kitchener called for a further 100,000 volunteers to form what he termed "a New Army" to give extra weight to the armed forces.

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  13. Frank Richards: the private soldier in World War One

    Friday 21 December 2012, 14:31

    Phil Carradice Phil Carradice

    The greatest account of trench warfare was arguably that of an ordinary ranker. It was Old Soldiers Never Die and it was written by a Welshman.

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  14. Exploring the stories behind Welsh war memorials

    Friday 23 November 2012, 16:19

    Cat Whiteaway Cat Whiteaway

    Cat Whiteaway explores the many online resources and archives to help you find out more about the men and women who died in World War One.

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  15. Penarth's unusual war memorials

    Friday 9 November 2012, 15:35

    Phil Carradice Phil Carradice

    Phil Carradice writes about the Welsh seaside town Penarth that has a number of unusual war memorials for the BBC Wales History blog.

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  16. Edward Thomas: Welsh poet, English traditions

    Wednesday 28 March 2012, 11:15

    Phil Carradice Phil Carradice

    When you think of Welsh poets, English language Welsh poets that is, your mind invariably turns to Dylan Thomas and RS Thomas. Possibly you might consider Alun Lewis, W H Davies or even Dannie Abse. But rarely do people think of Edward Thomas, a man who was born in London but who was, all his life, inordinately...

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  17. Welsh Victoria Cross winners

    Monday 9 January 2012, 12:25

    Phil Carradice Phil Carradice

    The Victoria Cross is the highest decoration available for men and women who have performed acts of great valour in the face of the enemy. Since it was introduced during the Crimean War, the medal has been awarded to just under 1,400 people but, surprisingly perhaps, only 39 of those individuals have...

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  18. It happened over Christmas

    Thursday 22 December 2011, 09:00

    Phil Carradice Phil Carradice

    Christmas has always been a time for families, for gathering together around the fire and enjoying the warmth of human contact. In the halls and round houses of the Celts, in the castles and grand houses of the invading Normans, in the burgeoning villages and towns with their wattle and daub buildings...

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  19. Welsh POW David Harries shares memories of the horrors of war

    Friday 11 November 2011, 08:19

    BBC Wales History BBC Wales History

    Eyewitness accounts from those who lived through World War Two can provide valuable historical documents for subsequent generations.

    Welsh Airman David Arthur Harries, from Llandybie, Carmarthenshire, tells how he survived a Japanese prisoner of war camp in Indonesia. In spite of witnessing instances...

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  20. Appeal launched for Welsh Passchendaele memorial

    Monday 24 October 2011, 11:58

    BBC Wales History BBC Wales History

    The Passchendaele Society in Belgium has launched an appeal to erect a memorial to commemorate soldiers from Wales who were killed in the Battle of Passchendaele during World War One.

    The Battle of Passchendaele, which is also known as the Third Battle of Ypres, saw hundreds of thousands of casualties...

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