January 1st 1930, he joined David Lloyd George’s Secretariat as a Foreign
Affairs Adviser and it was not until he returned from a visit to Russia in the
August of that year that he commenced writing his many articles.
articles are printed on this website in various sections covering the countries
that he visited in the course of his short life.
visited Russia and Ukraine on three occasions; firstly in 1930, when he was in Lloyd
George’s employ; then in 1931, when he accompanied a young Jack Heinz II
of 'ketchup' fame ; and
finally it was on his last visit in March 1933, when he internationally exposed the folly of Stalin’s
Five-Year Plan of Collectivisation and Industrialisation.
exposure of the Soviet (Ukrainian) Famine (Holodomor) and
his subsequent defence of his accusations in response to Soviet
denials by Stalin's main apologist, Walter Duranty of the New York Times
are covered in this section, along with several supporting documents,
including articles by Malcolm Muggeridge.
[To view any of
his Country / subject-specific articles from this page, then please click on the
well as speaking Russian fluently he spoke four other languages including
German. He visited Germany twice in 1933 and again in 1934 just
after the murder of Dollfuss and the death of President Hindenburg.
During his February 1933 visit he flew with Adolph Hitler in his famous
Richthofen and attended the Frankfurt Nazi Rally. It was after this
flight that he made another very extensive tour of Europe and visited
Russia for the final time in the following month of March 1933.
Britain in the May of 1931 he spent a year in the employ of the World's
largest Public Relations expert, Dr Ivy Lee, in New York. His
article to Dr Lee on the War debts reflect much of Gareth’s knowledge on
the world's problems at that time. This and other articles on the
United States appear in the above link to America.
the Spring of 1933, after a further short period with David Lloyd George,
he joined The Western Mail newspaper and most of his articles were
printed by this press. During his time with the paper he visited
Ireland, wrote on the Irish problem and interviewed a number of
influential politicians including de Valera.
In October 26th 1934,
Gareth left Britain for a round the ‘World Fact
Finding tour’. After 10 weeks in the United States he departed
from San Francisco for the Far East in order to report on the political
situation in the area and investigate Japan’s intention of territorial
expansion. His ultimate aim was to write a book, but due his tragic
death in the hands of bandits in China on August 12th, 1935 he never
achieved his goal.
accomplish his literary ambition he would have referred to these
documents. They include articles which he wrote for newspapers (in
particular The Western Mail), interview notes which he intended to
publish and various other documents of interest to him, eventually sent home as
wrote a series of articles in May & June 1933, using his international
experiences and relating them to the unemployment and poverty in Wales.
June 1933 he was reported on the World Conference (on unemployment) from London.
the summer of 1933, he wrote a delightful series of articles for The
Western Mail about rural Wales. Some of these articles were
reprinted in a commemorative book: In
Search of News published after his death; with the proceeds going towards a
Travelling Memorial Scholarship established in his name (which is still
awarded today to Welsh students).
compendium of Gareth's articles were first published in the The Western
Mail of Cardiff, Wales and then reproduced in a commemorative book In
Search of News just after his murder - with all proceeds going towards a
on-going travel scholarship in his name and administered at the time by The
Western Mail .
there is an isolated article relating to his visit to see Mussolini's Draining
of the Pontine Marshes in 1932 entitled: Mussolini
has Spoken, plus
Vatican versus Mussolini from his German Articles.