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The World Is My Country

Image“[We] will break before we bend … The world is my country” – Derby anti-war activist Alice Wheeldon, who was framed for plotting to murder the Prime Minister, Lloyd George, in a letter from prison, February 1917.

The First World War centenary (2014-2018) is accompanied by a tidal wave of events, exhibitions, TV series, books and commemorations. However, one key aspect of the War’s history is almost certain to receive little or no attention: the history and stories of the people and organisations that opposed the conflict.

Moreover, this history – of police raids and clandestine printing presses, disobedient soldiers and feminist peace initiatives, Maori princesses and striking German munitions workers – appears to be largely unknown even to contemporary activists.

As part of its First World War centenary project, The World is My Country, Peace News has produced a series of ten colour posters and eight poetry / song broadsheets, celebrating key figures and events from the First World War anti-war movement.

These posters features the distinctive graphic art of Emily Johns, and are accompanied by a 100-page booklet. See the webshop for details and to buy.

Get in touch to host a public event: promos@peacenews.info or 0207 278 3344. Go to The World Is My Country website.