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date: 18 November 2019

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This chapter introduces Alun Llywelyn-Williams, a Welsh-language poet, revealing that most Welsh-language poets ignored the Second World War and even believed that it had nothing to do with them. It examines Llywelyn-Williams' poetry during three notable periods in his life, namely when he was a civilian, a soldier, and a war survivor. The chapter shows that his war poems represent his efforts to reclaim some of the purity and integrity of the Welsh language.

Keywords: Alun Llywelyn-Williams, Welsh-language poet, civilian, soldier, war survivor, war poems, Welsh language

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