WELCOME TO 'POLITICS AND MEDIA'
This part of the website is related to the 2nd assignment for my University of Glamorgan module entitled (appropriately enough), 'Politics and Media'. The closing date for this assessment was 21st April 2010.
After a couple of week's planning, this section finally went "live" on Saturday, 13th February 2010. Unlike the rest of the website, design templates can now be used for the formation of this section. During the building and design process for the rest of the website, no design templates or software were allowed (only HTML), due to the previous guidelines for the ‘IT for Writers’ module (the website was originally set up for a 1st year University assessment in the aforementioned module). As a consequence, it proved to be quite a difficult task. As I'm sure anyone with any knowledge of HTML code can appreciate, it is probably on a par with the Enigma Code in terms of trying to understand! If you hover with the mouse over each image or photo, a brief description is visible. There might often be an external weblink available for further information, via the simple click of your mouse. All external weblinks will provide the original source for the image. The content has been tested on Firefox, Internet Explorer, Opera and Safari but you may well experience display issues on all except for Internet Explorer. It's hit or miss.
The task for this assessment is to compile a piece of media on any political issue or topic of personal interest. The project shall be focussing on the Spanish Civil War and one of the Welsh volunteers of the Republican International Brigades, namely, William.D.Lloyd, from Aberdare. I would like to examine the effects on his family and the influence that Will's experiences have had on their lives. The main focus of the project is a short interview with one of Will's children, Gillian. I compiled a list of questions to ask Gill and the resultant interview is featured in the Main Assessment section.
Will Lloyd and Edwin Greening (Aberaman volunteer), at the Spanish Civil War Memorial in London (with kind permission of Mrs.G.Malpas). Click on photo for two further images of the memorial.
As the website was originally created last year, I have therefore decided to utilise it for this particular project. I will try and continue to update this material so any new information can be added in the future. Given my knowledge and skills of web design (which let's face it, are pretty basic and no threat to Bill Gates and co.), it remains to be seen whether that is a good decision or not. Still, we shall have a go and see how it all develops and I hope it will serve as a fitting memorial to both Will Lloyd and all those who volunteered for action, in the fight against fascism. No Pasaran!
‘¡No pasarán!’ – ‘They shall not pass!’ Men and women fight and fall on the front line against the fascists.
Republican leader Dolores Ibárruri Gómez used the slogan in a speech during the Siege of Madrid in 1936.
N.B. To access the material for this section, you can use the link directly below; the very first link in the opposite top right panel or the link at top of this panel entitled 'Main Assessment Content'.
'MAIN ASSESSMENT CONTENT'
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Thank you very much
Diolch yn fawr iawn