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Special Blog on the Treaty of Versailles

On the 28th June 1919 exactly five years after the assassination of Arch Duke Franz Ferdinand, the Treaty of Versailles was signed in the Hall of Mirrors at the Palace of Versailles near Paris.  This ended the state of war between Germany and the Allied Powers.   Although the Armistice was signed on 11 November 1918, […]

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March Object of the Month Blog

This month’s object of the month is a booklet entitled ‘While you are in England, Helpful Information and Guidance for Every Refugee.’  The booklet was issued to a German Jewish refugee from the 1930s/40s upon their arrival to England.  The booklet was issued by the German Jewish Aid Committee in conjunction with the Jewish Board […]

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Anniversary of the War Resisters International

The War Resisters International (WRI) was founded on this day (March 16th) in 1921, with a founding declaration that has remained unchanged. “War is a crime against humanity.  I am therefore determined not to support any kind of war and to strive for the removal of all kinds of war.” WRI are a global pacifist […]

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‘Stop Trident’ Demo in London

On Saturday 27th February there was a huge national demonstration to protest against the renewal of Britain’s nuclear weapons system: Trident.  The whole demo was organised by the CND (the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament) and tens of thousands of people were estimated to have attended, making it Britain’s largest anti-nuclear weapons march in decades.  Protestors […]

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