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Not in OUR Name

War dissent in a Welsh town

by Philip Adams


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

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Women's Peace Crusade

Books about South Wales and its people

Not in Our Name


Available now
Published 25 Sept 2015

A5 size paperback book with many illustrations
288 pages

Price £15
ISBN 978-0-9930671-1-2

Obtainable from: 
Mike’s Newsagents,
173–175 Neath Road, Briton Ferry, SA11 2BX
tel: 01639 813140

or order online at

Any profit from sales will be given to Community-managed libraries in Neath-Port Talbot

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