Lleisiau’r Rhyfel Mawr
S4C | 4 x 30minutes
A series telling the traumatic story of the ‘war to end all wars’ in the words of the Welsh-speaking soldiers who fought on the bloody fields of Europe.
Lleisiau’r Rhyfel Mawr (Voices of the Great War, a four-part series chronicling the 1914-1918 conflict through personal letters, diaries and newspaper reports written at the time. Our cameras went to key wartime battlefields in Flanders, Belgium, the Somme in France, the Gallipoli peninsula, Turkey, Jerusalem. The series also features archive film.
A total of 272,000 men and boys listed in the armed forces, 100,000 of whom probably spoke Welsh. Forty thousand Welsh soldiers died, one in seven of those who fought.