A Welsh County at War - Essays on Ceredigion at the Time of the First World War
Awdur: Gwyn Jenkins
Dyddiad Cyhoeddi: 06 Awst 2021
Cyhoeddwr: Y Lolfa
Fformat: Clawr Meddal, 215x140 mm, 176 tudalen
Nid hanes milwrol y rhyfel yn y ffosydd a geir yn A Welsh County at War, ond yn hytrach hanes bywyd cymdeithasol a diwylliannol trigolion un sir yng Nghymru yn ystod y Rhyfel Byd Cyntaf. Trwy ymchwil hanesyddol manwl, mae Gwyn Jenkins yn dangos effaith y Rhyfel Mawr ar fywydau pob dydd, daliadau a gweithredoedd y bobl oedd yn aros gartref.
Darparwyd yr isod gan y Cyhoeddwr:
1 Preparing for War
2 Waiting on the Lord: Response and Recruitment
3 Dr Ethé: Leaders and Led
4 Two Christian Intellectuals: R J Rees and T Gwynn Jones
5 Unpatriotic Farmers?
6 The Numbers Game: The Military Service Tribunals
7 Families at War
8 Schools at War
9 Two Irreconcilables: T E Nicholas and John Fitzwilliams
10 The Soldier's Return
Appendix: Recruits, Casualties and Tribunal Members
A native of Penparcau, Gwyn Jenkins has lived in Tal-y-bont for over forty years. He was Keeper of Manuscripts and Records and then Director of Collection Services at the National Library of Wales, and has written several books, in both Welsh and English, on the history of Wales. His study of Wales and the First World War, Cymry'r Rhyfel Byd Cyntaf (Y Lolfa), was described as one of the outstanding Welsh books published during 2014.
Meticulously researched and written in an accessible style, this book will be read profitably by anyone interested in how world events can change the lives of ordinary people.
PROF. PAUL O’LEARY, PROFESSOR OF WELSH HISTORY AT ABERYSTWYTH UNIVERSITY
A Welsh County at War offers an unusual view of the First World War. Rather than a military history of horror in the trenches, this is a social and cultural study of the impact of the Great War on the everyday lives, opinions and actions of those on the home front. The fruit of detailed historical research in primary and secondary sources, the book highlights changing attitudes to the military before the war, army recruitment methods, differing responses of religious leaders, treatment of Germans living in the county, feelings about ‘unpatriotic’ farmers, the workings of military appeal tribunals, family and school life, patriotism and pacifism, and how returning soldiers dealt with coming home. Although the detail relates to Ceredigion, its relevance is much wider.