Hands Off Wales: Nationhood and Militancy (BOK)

Wyn Thomas

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11 February 2013. A bomb explodes at the dam construction site at Tryweryn, the north Wales valley which is to be flooded to provide water for the people of Liverpool. Three men are arrested; two are subsequently jailed. 1 July 1969. A bomb explodes in Love Lane, Caernarfon, on the day of Charles Windsor's Investiture as Prince of Wales at Caernarfon Castle. It is one of many devices detonated during the year, some with tragic consequences. Of those arrested and jailed, John Jenkins receives the longest sentence: ten years. 26 May 1999. The Queen and Prince Charles officially open the National Assembly of Wales. The 1960s urged us to 'Give peace a chance'. The same decade also taught us, however, that significant social, cultural and political advances are often rooted in less peaceful protests. And whilst militancy is rarely the only weapon in a minority's struggle against oppression, it is often the only one which cannot be ignored. Hands Off Wales is a superbly researched account and analysis of the militant campaigns carried out in the name of Welsh political nationalism between 1963 and 1969. Its authority derives from the revealing series of interviews that Wyn Thomas has conducted with the major figures involved in those campaigns and subsequent prosecutions, and with those who, officially and unofficially, fought to thwart the militants.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2013 Forfatter Wyn Thomas
ISBN 9781848516694
Antall sider 438 Dimensjoner 16,5cm x 24cm x 4,1cm
Vekt 1034 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form British & Irish history