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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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Centenary of Conscription

100 years ago this year on January 27th 1916, two years into WWI, conscription was introduced for the first time in Britain.  Under the Military Service Act of 1916 all fit, single men aged 18 – 41 were liable for call up, this was eventually raised to 51 years.  Exemptions could only be claimed by […]

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January Object of the Month Blog

This month’s object of the month is a communist party poster produced in the 1960s calling for U.S. Troops to be pulled out of Vietnam and an end to the War.  On the left hand side of the poster is a picture of a soldier giving a child a drink and underneath is a picture […]

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December Object of the Month Blog

This month’s object of the month blog is a special Christmas themed blog.  Christmas is celebrated each year by billions of people around the world by Christians and non- Christians alike, as a religious and cultural celebration. We have a number of Christmas related objects in our collection including this month’s object of the month: […]

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November Object of the Month Blog

November is an eventful month in Peace history; it is on the 20th November 1962 that the Cuban Missile crisis concluded as President John F. Kennedy announced he had lifted the U.S naval blockade of Cuba stating that “the evidence to date indicates that all known offensive missile sites in Cuba have been dismantled.”  It […]

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Object of the Month Blog – Wicker Basket

This month’s object of the month blog is dedicated to a traditional wicker wooden basket; it belonged to the late, long serving peace campaigner, Frances MacKeith. It is said that Frances purchased the basket at the age of twenty five. She bought it once Britain declared war on Germany which began World War Two. Frances […]

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