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Swansea Reconstruction

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Swansea Reconstruction

Photos from a pre-blitzed Swansea are shown along with modern images that show how times have changed since the city has been rebuilt.

Amateur film 1950 22 mins

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Photos showing Swansea before and after the blitz illustrate the effect of WWII on the city. How could life ever be the same again for its inhabitants? But wonderful things can happen when communities come together in a spirit of co-operation. The city is rising again from the rubble - people are seen working hard to make Swansea what it used to be with a modern twist.