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Fleeing Franco : how Wales gave shelter to refugee children from the Basque Country during the Spanish Civil War

Author: Hywel M Davies
Publisher: Cardiff : University of Wales Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is the story of how children escaping the Spanish Civil War were given a home in Wales. The year was 1937 and the forces of General Franco were advancing on the Basque city of Bilbao. A few hundred of the children evacuated from the city found a welcome in Wales where they were given shelter in Swansea, Old Colwyn, Caerleon and Carmarthenshire. At a time when the ordinary people of Wales were themselves  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hywel M Davies
ISBN: 9780708323366 0708323367
OCLC Number: 670480160
Description: xi, 169 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Machine generated contents note: 1. Uncertain Welcome --
2. Brothers of the Blood --
3. Badge of Honour --
4. Great and the Good --
5. Out of Harm's Way --
6. Shelter from the Storm --
7. Dastardly Yarns --
8. Tidal Wave of Giving --
9. `The Best Part of My Life' --
10. Fault Lines --
11. Don't Sing the Songs of the Past --
12. Not Ours, But Ours to Look After.
Responsibility: Hywel Davies.

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In 1937, during the Spanish Civil War, four thousand children escaped by ship from Bilbao and were given sanctuary in Britain. This book focuses on the experiences of the exiles who came to Wales  Read more...

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