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Conference: Swansea and the Second World War


A one-day conference to mark the publication of The Swansea Wartime Diary of Laurie Latchford, 1940-41, edited by Kate Elliott Jones and Wendy Cope and published by the South Wales Record Society.

 

Date:   Saturday 12 June 2010                  

Venue: Swansea Museum (Gallery One)
 

Event sponsored by: South Wales Record Society; Swansea Branch, The Historical Association; The Richard Burton Centre for the Study of Wales, Swansea University.

 
PROGRAMME

 

0930:  Welcome

 
0945-1100:  Session One: The War in Context
• Martin Johnes (Swansea University): ‘Wales, Welshness and the Second World War’
• Gillian Clark (Swansea University): ‘The Home Front, memory and British national identity’
 

1100-1130: Coffee
 

1130-1245: Session Two: Swansea and the Blitz
• John Alban (Norfolk Record Office): ‘Swansea’s air raids’
• David Thomas (Royal Commission for the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales): ‘The Swansea Blitz viewed from the air’
 

1245-1345: Lunch Break
 

1345-1530: Session Three: Reactions and Responses
• John Goodby (Swansea University): ‘Dylan Thomas and the Blitz’
• Robert McCloy (Swansea University): ‘Local government and the challenge of the Blitz’
• Dinah Evans (Bangor University): ‘The reconstruction of Swansea following the Blitz’
 

1530-1630: Tea and launch of The Swansea Wartime Diary of Laurie Latchford, 1940-41 (South Wales Record Society, 2010).


PLEASE NOTE THAT THE BOOK WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR SALE THROUGHOUT THE DAY
 

Chris Williams, Swansea University
Email: christopher.m.williams@swansea.ac.uk
Tel:  07814234403

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