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Daring to Defy

Port Talbot's War Resistance
1914 - 1918

by Philip Adams

You may not know that Port Talbot and the Afan Valley were a hotbed of war resistance during the Great War. The author’s carefully-presented narrative and evidence of the imprisonment and torture of the resisters will be of interest and surprise to many readers, whether general public or historians. The book provides a fine commemoration of our debt to these oft misunderstood, but brave, men.

'Everyone from the area, my area, and well beyond, should know about these people and their struggles for peace. They can now tale their rightful place as part of the rich and revelatory history of this extraordinary place.'
Michael Sheen

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Available now - published 28 October 2016


Available now
Published October 2016

A5 size softback book with many colour and black & white illustrations, 224 pages

Price £15
ISBN 978-0-9930671-2-9

Obtainable from: 
Mike’s Newsagents,
173–175 Neath Road, Briton Ferry, SA11 2BX
tel: 01639 813140

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Any profit from sales will be given to Community-managed libraries in Neath-Port Talbot

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