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Aberystwyth and the Great War

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Author: William Troughton

Basking in the summer sunshine of July 1914, the west coast of Wales seemed far away from a war on mainland Europe. However, its effects were soon felt, as within days the Territorial Army camped nearby were marched off to go to – well, no one knew quite where.

As the years dragged on, nearly every family was affected by the war. Raw recruits were billeted in the town and marched up and down the promenade, signallers practised sending messages by semaphore from the castle to Constitution Hill and the dreaded telegrams dropped onto doormats with ever increasing regularity. The town held a somewhat muted National Eisteddfod, the Theological College became a hospital, Belgian refugees appeared in the town and the professor of German left. Parcels were sent to the soldiers and sailors and letters of thanks published in the local paper. Later, a tank appeared on the promenade.

Over a hundred men from Aberystwyth lost their lives in the Great War. This is the story of their town during those years.

Book ISBN 9781445642901

Book Format Paperback

pages 128 pages

Publication Date 15 Nov 2015

Height 234

Width 165

Illustrations 50

Regular Price: £12.99

Special Price: £11.69

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