1918: The Return to Peace

Big Pit Amgueddfa Lofaol Cymru

22/07/2019 - 30/09/2019


Big Pit National Coal Museum

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Between 1914 and 1918 nearly 273,000 men from Wales served in the Army, Navy and Air Force. Around 40,000 were killed.

This tragic loss of life wasn’t the only contribution that our nation made to the war. Tens of thousands of men and women worked in Welsh industries supplying coal, steel, metals and armaments for the war effort.

The effects of the war lasted for many years after it ended. This exhibition looks at how companies commemorated their workers’ war service and sacrifices, and also looks at how Welsh industries in the 1920s were shaped by the First World War.