The World is My Country


By Emily Johns and Gabriel Carlyle

As part of its First World War centenary project, The World is My Country, Peace News produced a 100-page booklet celebrating key figures and events from the First World War anti-war movement.

Featuring the distinctive graphic art of Emily Johns, it tells a history of police raids and clandestine printing presses, disobedient soldiers and feminist peace initiatives, Maori princesses and striking German munitions workers.

The book is a real gem – with various stunning facts and memorable quotations to be rediscovered there … I am really so bucked up to see some of the forgotten people immortalized there on [Emily's] posters … You are doing magical things!‘ – Douglas Newton, author of Darkest Days: The Truth Behind Britain’s Rush to War, 1914 (Verso, 2014).