Riots, Death and Baseball - The Canadians at Kinmel Park Camp 1918-19-9781845242978

Riots, Death and Baseball - The Canadians at Kinmel Park Camp 1918-19

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At the end of the Great War, Kinmel was a post-armistice holding camp for Canadian soldiers. There, kicking their heels, impatient for their repatriation and weary of the camp’s atrocious living conditions, it was a powder-keg situation. Their frustrations led to violent protests. Rioters were fired at or bayoneted by their fellow soldiers. Five were killed and dozens injured. 

The author has researched various contemporary archives and has included pertinent historical photographs and newspaper reports. Unfortunately, the racial tensions that were evident a century ago at Kinmel Park are still widely prevalent today.

As well as uncovering a scandalous chapter in military history, the author has included the personal backgrounds of dozens of individuals who were thrown into this boiling pot of a staging camp. Robert H. Griffiths not only fills a gap in Welsh history; his revelations are relevant to world history, both militarily and socially.

Author: Griffiths, Robert H., Binding: Paperback, Imprint: Gwasg Carreg Gwalch, Series: N/A, Publisher: GWASG CARREG GWALCH , Published: 15/03/2019, Pagination: 264 pages, Classification: Humanities, Country of Publication: