The Welsh Division at the Battle of Mametz Wood by Christopher Williams

C Tue 25th Apr 2017 - Sat 31st Mar 2018   P Swansea Museum

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Date: – 25/04/2017 – 31/03/2018
Time: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Location: Swansea Museum

The Battle of Mametz Wood, one of the most significant and bloody battles fought by Welsh soldiers during the First World War.

Now embedded in the Welsh national identity, this battle has come to represent the bravery and sacrifice of Welsh troops in World War One. This heroic ideal was captured by the artist Christopher Williams in his painting The Welsh Division at the Battle of Mametz Wood, commissioned by David Lloyd George in 1916.

Swansea Museum is proud to be able to display Williams’ remarkable painting with its powerful image of the brutality of war work of art for a year as part of its ongoing WWI exhibition.

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