EVENTS

Remembering our Heroes & Some Things we Forgot to Remember’

West Glamorgan Archive Service

20/10/2014 8:30am - 17/11/2014 5:00pm

Exhibition

Civic Centre
Oystermouth Road
Swansea
Swansea
SA1 3SN

Website: http://www.swansea.gov.uk/westglamorganarchives

A two part exhibition.

‘Remembering our Heroes’ is a brief biography of six heroes in the First World War (four from Swansea, one from Pontardawe and one from Port Talbot), three of whom won the Victoria Cross, two the Military Cross and one the Croix de Guerre.

The exhibition encourages visitors to consider what makes a hero and why heroes are important to us for our own self-image.

The second exhibition, called ‘Some Things we Forgot to Remember’, takes a different look at the war and some of its less well known aspects. These include contributions by the Indian Army, the role of women, the treatment of conscientious objectors, Belgian refugees in Swansea and the effects of the War on the Middle East.