The Great War and the Valleys

Merthyr Tydfil and the Cynon Valley



Remembering and Commemorating War

The First World War has been a controversial event ever since it began in August 1914. Historians have debated the causes of the war whether the killing was justified. But it is not just historians who have interpreted the war in different ways. The war was controversial to people at the time as well. While the majority of Welsh people supported the war, by no means all did. There is no simple, straightforward story of the war to be told. The history is a varied and diverse one.