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The Opposition to the Great War in Wales 1914-1918

This book provides the first thorough analysis of the extent of the opposition to World War I in Wales and the most extensive regional study of the antiwar movement in any part of Britain. Aled Eirug focuses on the two main elements of the antiwar movement: the religious opposition on grounds of pacifism and the role of the Fellowship of Reconciliation; and the political opposition concentrated in the Independent Labour Party and the left within the South Wales Miners’ Federation. With detailed original research, this book offers unprecedented knowledge provided about the conscientious objectors from Wales during World War I.

288 pages | 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 | © 2018

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“This ground-breaking study is the first comprehensive account of the political, religious and moral opposition to the war in Wales. Drawing on a wide range of compelling evidence, the book concludes that this was a coherent anti-war movement, with far-reaching consequences, not simply a series of discrete activities.”

Sir Deian Hopkin, chair of the Wales First World War commemoration committee

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