Recruitment queue in World War One
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Welsh chapels apologise for backing WW1 recruitment

Independent church leaders in Wales have apologised for the role of ministers and their members in actively supporting recruitment campaigns during World War One.

The Union of Welsh Independent Churches, which represents 430 chapels, said many chapels shamed men into fighting in the "travesty" of the war.

In pledging not to forget those who died, the union agreed to renew its efforts to work for peace today.

Cemlyn Davies reports, starting at Soar Maes Yr Haf chapel in Neath where there is a memorial to those who lost their lives in the Great War.

  • 26 Jun 2014
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