Gareth Jones

[bas relief by Oleh Lesiuk]



Stop Press


Complete Soviet Articles & Background Information


Précis of Gareth's Soviet Famine Articles


All Published Articles




Tell Them We Are Starving




Eyewitness to the Holodomor



More Than Grain of Truth



Manchukuo Incident





'Are you Listening NYT?'  U.N. Speech - Nov 2009


Gareth Recognised at Cambridge - Nov 2009


Reporter and the Genocide - Rome, March 2009


Order of Freedom Award -Nov 2008


Premiere of 'The Living' Documentary Kyiv - Nov 2008


Gareth Jones 'Famine' Diaries - Chicago 2008


Aberystwyth Memorial Plaque 2006





Scholarship Fund


Site Map




Legal Notices


Sponsored Links




Eyewitness to the Holodomor



Ray Gamache 

This is the first academic study of Gareth Jones, now recognized as one of the first journalists to reveal the horror of the Holodomor, the Soviet Government-induced famine in the early 1930s, which killed millions of Ukrainians.

Of interest to students of journalism, eastern-European history and political studies this book provides a fascinating insight about one of the most devastating events of the twentieth century and the social, economic and political factors that contributed to the famine.

Traveling as a foreign affairs adviser to David Lloyd George and Ivy Lee, two of the most influential people at that time, the Aberystwyth and Cambridge-educated Jones, a fluent Russian-speaker, investigated reports, denied by the Soviet Government, that their Five-Year Plan had led to mass starvation by visiting the affected region and the Ukrainian people.

His numerous articles published in the UK (Evening Standard, Daily Express and Western Mail) as well as those written about him in the USA (New York Evening Post and Chicago Daily News) exposed the Holodomor, but Jones's credibility and integrity were immediately attacked and denigrated by the Soviet Government and its sympathizers within the journalistic profession such as Walter Duranty of the New York Times.


 Ray Gamache is an Assistant Professor of Journalism in the Department of Mass Communications at King’s College, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.


·          Ukrainian & Russian History

·          Soviet History & Politics

·          Journalism & Communication Studies

·          Welsh Interest

CLICK HERE to order direct from the publisher in paperback @ £19.99 (July 2016)

** OR Available on Amazon CLICK HERE **

 Publication Date:  2016

ISBN-13: 978-1860571220
ISBN-10: 1860571220

256pp - Price: 

£19.99 Paperback

(plus £1.50 UK postage or £13 worldwide tracked shipping)

- CLICK HERE for purchasing info

 Publication Date:  June 2013 

ISBN-13: 978-1860570568
ISBN-10: 1860570569

256pp - Price: 

£48.00 hard back


Full interview with Ray Gamache on his new paperback edition of "Gareth Jones: Eyewitness to the Holodomor", South Portland, Maine, USA, 11 December 2016.

[For paperback orders via Amazon, then please CLICK HERE.]

 An imprint of Ashley Drake Publishing Ltd

 P O Box 733

Caerdydd  --  Cardiff

Cymru  --  Wales


Tel: 00 44 (0)29 2021 8187 

UK Book Launches in London, June 2013

June 20th 2013 London Book Launch / Public Lecture of Dr Ray Gamache's new volume; 'Gareth Jones - Eyewitness to the Holodomor' - on Thursday 20th June at the Association of Ukrainians in Great Britain,  Shevchenko Library & Archive, 49 Linden Gardens, London, W2 4HG from 6.30pm.
  • To view a PDF transcript of Dr Ray Gamache's presentation entitled; "Ethical Dimensions of Famine Reporting: Gareth Jones and the ‘Journalism of Attachment’’" then please CLICK HERE.
Photos from the London Book Launch at the AUGB

Ray Gamache with Ashley Drake (Publisher)  & Helen Drake from the Welsh Academic Press.

Dr Ray Gamache delivering his presentation on the journalistic ethics of reporting a famine.


[N.B. Click on thumbnails for higher resolution.]

Fedir Kurlak, Chief Executive of the AUGB with Ashley Drake, Ray Gamache & Nigel Colley

Ray Gamache with his sister Aileen (pictured left) and wife Jane (right).

Taras Melnyk (right) from the Rochdale AUGB, whose Borough Council first recognised the Holodomor as a genocide in 2008.

June 18th 2013

Cardiff Book Launch / Public Lecture of Dr Ray Gamache's new volume; 'Gareth Jones - Eyewitness to the Holodomor' - on Tuesday 18th June at the Norwegian Church Arts Centre, Cardiff Bay, from 6-7.30pm.

Dr Ray Gamache with host, Mick Antoniw, AM at the Cardiff book launch (Click on thumbnail above for higher resolution).

  • For a full page article in The Western Mail, by Chief Reporter, Martin Shipman entitled: 'Welsh journalist hailed one of greatest 'eyewitnesses of truth' for exposing '30s Soviet famine' & published on 20th June, then Please CLICK HERE.

June 17th 2013

Aberystwyth Book Launch / Public Lecture of Dr Ray Gamache's new volume; 'Gareth Jones - Eyewitness to the Holodomor' - on Monday 17th June at the Arts Centre Cinema, Aberystwyth University (Penglais Campus) from 6-7pm.

S4C Welsh TV Coverage

Ray Gamache's presentation at the Aberystwyth Arts Centre

To view S4C presenter Rhodri Davies' Welsh TV coverage on their daily magazine programme 'Heno' (Tonight) broadcasted on Tues 18th June, of Ray Gamache's new book launch, then please CLICK HERE [N.B. For a transcribed English translation of the TV piece, then please CLICK HERE]

Ray Gamache at the Gareth Jones Tri-lingual Memorial Plaque at the Old College, Aberystwyth, pictured with Prof. Aled Jones, Senior Pro Vice-Chancellor of Aberystwyth University/designate Chief Executive and Librarian of the National Library of Wales and Nigel Colley. [Click on thumbnails for larger photos.]

Original Research, Content & Site Design by Nigel Linsan Colley. Copyright © 2001-17 All Rights Reserved Original document transcriptions by M.S. Colley.Click here for Legal Notices.  For all further details email:  Nigel Colley or Tel: (+44)  0796 303  8888