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A question of 'legitimate pride'? The 38th (Welsh) Division at the Battle of Mametz Wood, July 1916

Williams, Christopher 2017. A question of 'legitimate pride'? The 38th (Welsh) Division at the Battle of Mametz Wood, July 1916. Welsh History Review 28 (4) , pp. 723-752. 10.16922/whr.28.4.6

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Abstract

The blooding of 38th (Welsh) Division at Mametz Wood on the Somme in July 1916 remains an iconic and controversial episode in both Wales’s First World War history and its legacy. It has come to stand as part-proxy for the battlefield experience of Welsh troops in general. The action, though ultimately successful, was costly. Many observers judged the Division’s performance disappointing. Drawing on a range of comparative historiography, modern scholarship and archival research, this essay reassesses 38th’s record in the battle.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Published Online
Status: Published
Schools: History, Archaeology and Religion
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
Publisher: University of Wales Press
ISSN: 0043-2431
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 20 July 2017
Date of Acceptance: 17 July 2017
Last Modified: 29 Jun 2019 15:06
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/102716

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