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Gandhian protest

Paul Beswick, Penarth

This letter is to add my voice to the many which will no doubt be raised in protest against your response to George Paxton in Dec/Jan PN.

Black Athena

Turning ancient history upside down


Peace history conference

The annual Peace History conference, organised by the Movement for the Abolition of War in association with the Imperial War Museum and the International Peace Bureau, has been held at the Imperial

Editorial: Best foot forward

Kate Hudson’s generous tribute and Pat Arrowsmith’s more critical remarks in this issue, capture different parts of Michael Foot’s legacy, a legacy which is entangled with the history of a broad se

Obituary - Michael Foot: Learning the right lessons from history

Five years ago, I went to visit [the former Labour Party leader] Michael Foot, when I was writing a history of CND. He was kind, witty and utterly committed to nuclear disarmament.

Lyn Smith, 'Voices Against War: A Century of Protest.'

Mainstream Publishing Company, 2009. ISBN: 978-1-845-964-56-6, 336pp, £19.99


Harry's patch

On 25 July 2009, Henry John “Harry” Patch died. Aged 111, he was the last British survivor of the First World War trenches still living in the UK.

Joe Sacco, 'Footnotes in Gaza'

Jonathan Cape, 2009; ISBN 978-0224071093; 432pp; £20


Was Harry Patch the world's oldest pacifist?

The funeral of the last British survivor of the trenches of the First World War was held in Wells Cathedral on Hiroshima Day (6 August) attended with pomp and circumstance, and solemn hono

Mark Honigsbaum, 'Living with Enza: The Forgotten Story of Britain and the Great Flu Pandemic of 1918'

Palgrave Macmillan, 2008; ISBN 978-0230217744; £15.99