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The road to war

The Colliers' Crusade: How the red road began, first broadcast 16 May, 1980

The Spanish Civil War which raged between July 1936 and April 1939 drew young men and women from all over Europe and the USA to fight in Spain. Many Welshmen fought on the Republican Government's side in their battle against General Franco's Nationalists.


The Welsh flag

Image of the Welsh flag

Y Ddraig Goch

The current flag was adopted by royal decree only in 1959.


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