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Chris Williams
2017
December
Welsh History Review
A question of 'legitimate pride'? The 38th (Welsh) Division at the Battle of Mametz Wood, July 1916
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28
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The blooding of 38th (Welsh) Division at Mametz Wood on the Somme in July 1916 remains an iconic and controversial episode in both Walesís 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 Divisionís performance disappointing. Drawing on a range of comparative historiography, modern scholarship and archival research, this essay reassesses 38thís record in the battle.
Cardiff
0043-2431
10.16922/whr.28.4.6
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