Oral History collection: William Henry Francis (born 1 Jan. 1912) interviewed by Barry Fagg about (Cont. from TH03): Bombing of Swansea; Winston Churchill's visit, 1941; Swansea and the war; post-war police work in Swansea. .

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 216 TH 4
  • Dates of Creation
      9 June 1975
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      1 audio recording

Scope and Content

Track 1. [00:00:1] Churchill Visit: Anecdotes from Churchills visit. [00:05:10] Three Night Blitz: Stories of working during the war and the Three Night Blitz. [00:23:55] American Troops based in Swansea: American troops based in Swansea before D-Day. [00:26:53] Police Force after the War: Introduction of radio to the Police force.

Track 2. [00:00:25] Hendon Detective training course: Training to become a detective. [00:03:30] Relationship between Police force, Fire service and Ambulance service: Changes in the emergency services. [00:06:24] Police Force after the War: Policing Swansea after the war and changes in the Police force.