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Swansea

Eddie Butler uncovers tales of life in Welsh towns during WWI. In Swansea he tells the story of the women who risked all making shells for the war effort.

Eddie Butler uncovers extraordinary tales of tragedy, triumph and everyday spirit in Welsh towns that were changed forever by World War One.

In Swansea he meets the daughter of the first Welshman to win the Victoria Cross during the conflict and tells the inspiring story of the munitionettes, the women who risked their health and even their lives making shells for the war effort.

Eddie explores the terrible toll that war took on the town's football and rugby teams and learns about the sufferings of the Swansea Pals, the town battalion that was torn apart at the Battle of the Somme. He reveals the hopes and fears of ordinary people living in extraordinary times, in a community that welcomed Belgian refugees with open arms but shunned and persecuted German families already living in their midst.

30 minutes

Last on

Fri 9 Nov 2018 13:45

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Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Eddie Butler
Producer Louise Bray
Director Louise Bray
Series Producer Marc Edwards

Broadcasts

  • Tue 26 Aug 2014 22:40
  • Sun 10 Jul 2016 22:20
  • Fri 9 Nov 2018 13:45

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