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Wales and the Basque Refugees: The Children's Stories

A programme which marks the 75th anniversary of the arrival of nearly 4,000 Basque children in the UK in 1937, fleeing from the
terrors of the Spanish Civil War. Eddie Butler looks at how over 200 were accommodated at colonies in Caerleon, Swansea, Brechfa and Old Colwyn, and how they were warmly welcomed by Welsh people who considered that Welsh miners and the Basques were fighting the same enemy - fascism.

Release date:

30 minutes

Last on

Mon 3 Dec 2012 22:35
BBC One Wales