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D Ivor Davies collection

Reference code(s): GB 0217 SWCC : MNC/PP/5

Held at: Swansea University

Title: D Ivor Davies collection

Short Title: D Ivor Davies collection

Creation date(s): 1961-1964

Level of description: fonds

Extent: 2 files and 4 envelopes

Name of creator(s):


Administrative/Biographical history: D Ivor Davies was the Campaign Committee Secretary of The Campaign against German Troops and Bases in Wales up until 1964 when he had to relinquish the secretaryship due to ill health. He was also the Secretary of the Glamorgan Federation Trades Councils.
The Campaign against German Troops and Bases in Wales grew out of deep concerns about the training of German troops in Wales during the early 1960s. The campaign emphasised that it was not the ordinary German people themselves they objected to but the threat of the revival of German militarism. It was made clear that German civilians visiting Wales or working alongside the Welsh in the coal-mines would always be made welcome. The campaign organised significant demonstrations and peace marches against the German troops at the Castlemartin Tank Range, Pembroke, as well as in Pembroke Dock, Swansea and Cardiff.
The President of the campaign in 1962 was S O Davies, MP for Merthyr. The National Union of Mineworkers (South Wales Area) Executive Committee donated money to the campaign.


Scope and content/abstract: Correspondence,leaflets, newscuttings and financial records concerning The Campaign against German Troops and Bases in Wales, 1961-1964.


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Conditions governing access: Accessible to all researchers by appointment. Please note that some collections contain sensitive information and access may be restricted.

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply

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Language codes: eng


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Rules or conventions: Created following ISAD(G) and Archives Hub Data Creation Guidelines

Date(s) of descriptions: Prior to 16-11-2004

Campaign literature | Wales, South
Demonstrations | Wales, South
Germany | Foreign relations | Great Britain | 20th century
Germany | History, Military | 20th century
Militarism | Germany | History | 20th century
Military bases | Wales, South
Pacifism | Societies, etc.
Protest movements

Personal names
Davies , D. Ivor , [alive 1961-1964]

Corporate names
Campaign Against German Troops and Bases in Wales

Germany ()
Pembroke (Wales : town)

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