War dissent in a Welsh town
by Philip Adams
THE UNTOLD STORY
For too many people Philip Adams’ new book will be an inconvenient truth which, until now, has been conveniently buried.
This is an unusual account of the impact of World War One on Briton Ferry, an industrial town in South Wales. Using material from the period the author has built up a story of resistance to military conscription and war. This account not only involves the inhabitants, but also leading politicians, suffragettes and philosophers of the period, such as Keir Hardie and Emmeline Pankhurst. This compelling account of their fight for peace and human rights is very relevant to today’s world.
‘It’s just the sort of study that we need to help tell the real story of attitudes to the war.’ – Cyril Pearce, author Comrades in Conscience. More reviews
Books about South Wales and its people
NOT IN OUR NAME
Published 25 Sept 2015
A5 size paperback book with many illustrations
173–175 Neath Road, Briton Ferry, SA11 2BX
tel: 01639 813140
Any profit from sales will be given to Community-managed libraries in Neath-Port Talbot
Non Combatant Corps members at work on a military road
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