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World War One poet Hedd Wyn remembered by having special video beamed onto National Library of Wales

Credit: Scott Walby

The World War One poet Hedd Wyn has been remembered 100 years after his death by having a special video beamed onto the National Library of Wales.

The video project showed people reading lines from his poem 'The Reluctant Soldier'.

The poet died in the Battle of Passchendaele 100 years ago.

In September 1917, Hedd Wyn became a symbol of a generation of Welshmen killed during the First World War. Since then, his family home at Yr Ysgwrn, Trawsfynydd, has been a quiet memorial to this lost generation, perpetuating timeless messages on peace, war, culture and society.

During the centenary year of Hedd Wyn’s death, it has been our privilege to work with the National Library of Wales and the ScottishPower Foundation, using our collections to bring the story and legacy of Hedd Wyn to life for a new generation of young people, who will be the future custodians of our heritage and of peace.

– Snowdonia National Park Authority spokesman