People Power: Fighting for Peace
What is it?
People Power outlines the history of the anti-war movement in the UK from when it first emerged in January 1916, in the middle of the First World War. The modern peace movement began when national conscription for military service was first introduced, and a new group of people came into being, conscientious objectors (COs) - popularly known as 'conchies'. From this period to modern day conflicts in the Middle East, the book traces the COs and others who have been engaged in protest over the past century. Drawing on testimonies from the Imperial War Museum's vast collection and it's rich archive of visual material, including photographs, paintings, posters, cartoons and badges, the book explores the wide-ranging reasons for opposing war and examines the changes and continuity in the movement as the nature of conflict has evolved from trench warfare to nuclear stand-off and the 'endless war' on terrorism. This book is a fascinating read with incredible photos and images from the IWM's collection, and is an important counterpart to the many histories of war in the past 100 years.
Lyn Smith (with a foreword by Sheila Hancock)
How does it come?
Hardback 24 x 18 x 3 cm approx.
How can I get it?
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