South Wales Coalfield Collection

Spanish Civil War Study

Ref No. Description Dates
AUD/1 Interview of Greening, Edwin.
Recorded memoirs of Edwin Greening, mainly concerning his political interests and his service in the Spanish Civil War.
Covers period : 1929-1940 (c).
Running time : 41mins 4secs.
15.6.1969
AUD/2 Interview of Brewer, Jim.
Recorded memoirs of Jim Brewer, concerning his family background and the influence of religion and politics; his education, and career in Pitworth Joint Lodge and the Labour Party; but mainly of his experiences in the Spanish Civil War, and later his conscription for World War II, and opinions on communist revolutions.
Covers period : 1913-1969 (c).
Running time : 1hr 50mins.
29.11.1969
AUD/3 Interview of O'Donoghue, Michael.
Recorded memoirs of Michael O'Donoghue, mainly concerning his experiences in the army, and especially of his service in the Spanish Civil War. Also included is his attitude towards politics and unemployment.
Covers period : 1903-1969 (c).
Running time : 50mins 36secs.
21.9.1969
AUD/4 Interview of Harris, J C.
Recorded memoirs of J C Harris concerning his association with the South Wales section of the Spanish Aid Committee, of which he was joint secretary. Also of the response in South Wales to the Spanish Civil War.
Covers period : 1920-1940 (c).
Running time : 29mins 3secs.
1969 (c)
AUD/5 Interview of Nicholas, Thomas Evan.
Atgofion T E Nicholas, ('Nicholas y Glais') Aberystwyth, gan gynnwys ei brofiadau ynghylch Rhyfel Cartref Sbaen; yr Ail Rhyfel Byd; yn ogystal a de Cymru yn gyffredinol. Recorded memoirs of T E Nicholas, ('Nicholas of Glais') Aberystwyth, including experiences of the Spanish Civil War; World War II; and of South Wales generally.
Covers period : 1900 = 1970 (c).
Running time : 43mins 25secs.
21.7.1970
AUD/6 Interview of Roberts, Jack 'Russia'.
Recorded memoirs of Jack 'Russia' Roberts. Includes some personal recollections of being a miner; his thoughts on politics and communism; his involvement in protests and demonstrations; and his experiences of the Spanish Civil War in which he served as a Battalion Commissar.
Covers period : 1921-1969 (C).
Running time : 52mins 19secs.
1969
AUD/10 Interview of Williams, Alun Menai.
Recorded memoirs of Alun Menai Williams, mainly concerning his experiences in the Spanish Civil War as a first aider, and of his political beliefs, especially regarding communism.
Covers period : 1913-1969 (c).
Running time : 58mins 53secs.
22.8.1969
AUD/12 Interview of Cook, Archie.
Recorded memoirs of Archie Cook. Includes his involvement in the Spanish Civil War; his general political beliefs, including his part in the 1926 General Strike, and also in a hunger march.
Covers period : 1908-1969 (c).
Running time : 41mins 24secs.
26.9.1969
AUD/13 Interview of Beamish, Dick.
Recorded memoirs of Dick Beamish, Abercraf. Includes the influence of politics on his life, and on the South Wales community in general, including the development of lodges and political parties within the area; the Spanish Civil War, and its links with the Spanish community of Abercraf.
Covers period : 1910-1969 (c).
Running time : 30mins 34secs.
10.10.1969
AUD/14 Interview of Griffiths, Billy.
Recorded memoirs of Billy Griffiths concerning political activities in the Rhondda area, especially regarding school feeding and means testing. Included are his recollections of recruiting volunteers for the Spanish Civil War, and also on the character of Lewis Jones (BG is obviously suffering from an industrial disease to the chest).
Covers period : 1920-1940 (c).
Running time : 30mins 55secs.
11.1969
AUD/15 BBC Recording of Greening, Edwin.
Recorded memoirs of Edwin Greening of his political experiences, activities and opinions, which led to his later involvement in the Spanish Civil War. Included is how he volunteered and travelled to Spain; military training in the International Brigades, battle experiences, and the death of Tom Howell Jones; the role of the 'Aberdare Leader' reporting on the war; and EG's opinion on the outcome of the Spanish Civil War, and his return to Aberdare.
Covers period : 1920-1940 (c).
Running time : 1hr.
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AUD/73 Interview of Roberts, Jack 'Russia'.
Recorded memoirs of Jack 'Russia' Roberts. Included are his recollections of demonstrations in the 1930's; his role as a Communist; and his involvement and experiences in the Spanish Civil War.
Covers period : 1920-1945 (c).
Running time : 1hr 8mins 11secs.
4.1969
AUD/74 Interview of Roberts, Jack 'Russia'.
BBC recording concerning experiences of Jack Roberts and an unknown man (from the medical profession) during the Spanish Civil War, and its effect on their lives.
Covers period : 1930-1940 (c).
Running time : 21mins 30secs.
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