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J. Dyfnallt Owen papers relating to Brittany Nationalism -- France -- Brittany.
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J. Dyfnallt Owen papers relating to Brittany

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  • 1927-1952 (mainly 1944-1952)

Papers, 1927-1952, of the Rev. J. Dyfnallt Owen relating to the imprisonment of Breton nationalists and the alleged suppression of Breton language and culture by the French state following the Second World War, consisting of correspondence, written accounts of the treatment of individual nationalists, papers relating to the visit of the Welsh delegation to Brittany in 1947, a typescript draft of Yann Fouéré, Breton Nationalism (Cardiff, [1946]), and other general papers.

Dyfnallt, 1873-1956

Breton Nationalism

A carbon copy typescript, [1946], of the English translation of Yann Fouéré's 'Breton Nationalism - France and Germany'; it was published, anonymously, as Breton Nationalism (Cardiff: Welsh Nationalist Party, [1947]).
The text was translated from Fouéré's original French by his fellow Breton exile Hervé Le Helloco while both were living in Swansea (see Yann Fouéré, La Maison du Connemara ([?Spézet], 1995), p. 42). The typescript contains numerous minor emendations in ink; the text was revised further before publication, the concluding chapter (ff. 99-106) in particular was to be extensively rewritten. The preface and appendices are not included. The typescript has been given front and back covers showing a photograph of the Arc de Triomphe after the Liberation of Paris in August 1944, apparently taken from a magazine article (ff. i, 107).

Fouéré, Yann