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'For Freedom and Justice': The Responses of Chapels in The Swansea Area to the First World War

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The Welsh History Review / Cylchgrawn Hanes Cymru, Volume: 28, Issue: 4

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This article explores the responses of Nonconformist chapels in the Swansea area to the First World War, using the rate of recruitment from congregations and the memorialization of the war. Locating the episode in the political-religious rivalry between the Nonconformist denominations and the Establ...

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Published in: The Welsh History Review / Cylchgrawn Hanes Cymru
ISSN: 00432431 0083792X
Published: 2017
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