Remembering the Kindertransport: A tale of two suitcases

Review The Peace Museum told the story of  Kindertransport children…
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Events at The Peace Museum

The Peace Museum hosts various events in the galleries and…
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The Peace Museum Collection

The Peace Museum has a collection of over 7,000 items.…
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Peace News, Will There Be War Over Cuba?

Peace News, Will There Be War Over Cuba? Item type Newspaper Date 26.10.1962 Description Front page of Peace News from October 26th 1962 (Peace News has been in production since 1936). On 22nd October 1962 the President of US, John F. Kennedy, told the world that the USSR had set up missile bases on the […]

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Berlin Wall fragment

Berlin Wall fragment Item type Wall fragment Date 1989 Description After World War II Berlin was divided into British, US, French and Soviet zones of control. As relations between the former allies slipped into a Cold War, the position of Western controlled Berlin became difficult. By 1948 about one million East Germans had fled to […]

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War must be renounced as well as Denounced

War must be renounced as well as Denounced. Item type Poster and sandwich board Date 1937 Description Poster board dating from 1937, carried in Peace Pledge Union marches. In October 1934 Canon Dick Sheppard, an Anglican priest and pacifist, wrote to the press, calling on men to send him postcards declaring their rejection of war. […]

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Church of England Pacifists

Church of England Pacifists Item type Banner Date 1961 Description Banner carried by the Anglican Pacifsts group on the march from Aldermaston to London in 1961 (printed on both sides). During Easter 1958 the CND-backed anti-nuclear march from London to the Atomic Weapons Establishment at Aldermaston in Berkshire attracted up to 10,000 participants. This first […]

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What is a Nuclear-Free Zone?

Description Poster explaining what a Nuclear Free Zone is in different langauges, published by Manchester City Council. On 5th November 1980 Manchester City Council became the first local authority in Britain to declare itself a ‘Nuclear Free Zone’. The Council was against the siting, production and transport of nuclear material in the area for which […]

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Iraq

Item type: Poster Date: 1980 = 1989 Description: Poster created by Iraqi artist Muatsim Abd-Alkarim, who was killed by Iraqi government forces in 1983.

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Het Bonhe!

Item type: poster Date: 1980 Description: Soviet peace poster produced in 1980. This poster was part of an exhibition staged in the early 1980s by the Co-operative Society Retail Service, London Region political committee.

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