Scene from Mametz
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World War One: National Theatre Wales recreates trench

The trenches of World War One have been recreated in a Monmouthshire wood for an open-air play marking the centenary of the conflict.

Mametz tells the story of one of the bloodiest battles of the Somme in 1916 in which 4,000 men of the 38th (Welsh) Division were killed or injured.

The National Theatre Wales production is based on a poem by Owen Sheers.

The writer said he was inspired by the war poets who faced the enemy alongside his great-great uncle William Cross.

Caroline Evans reports.

  • 24 Jun 2014
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