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Reference HO 262/1
Title Pacifism: reports and correspondence
Former Department Reference HI 14
Government Department Ministry of Information
Themes Social Relations
Subthemes Political movements and disruption
Document Types Official Correspondence, Advertisements, Pamphlets, and Posters, Press Summaries and Publications
Civil Defence Regions Nationwide
Locations Aberdeen, Austria, Ayr, Bath, Birkenhead, Birmingham, Blaenavon, Bognor Regis, Bradford, Brynmawr, Cardiff, Cardiganshire, Clyde, Coventry, Croydon, Denmark, Diss, Dundee, Edinburgh, Essex, Folkestone, Gateshead, Germany, Glamorgan, Glasgow, Godalming, Greenock, Guildford, Hampstead, Ilford, King's Lynn, Leeds, Lingfield, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Montgomeryshire, New York, Norfolk, Nottinghamshire, Orkney, Oxford, Poland, Rhos, Saltcoats, Shaftesbury, Somerset, Soviet Union, Spain, St Andrews, Swindon, Switzerland, Tewkesbury, United States of America, Warwickshire, West Ham, West Suffolk
Organisations Air Cadets, British Broadcasting Corporation, Forestry Commission, No Conscription League, Peace Pledge Union, People's Convention, Royal Air Force, Security Service, War Resisters' International, Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, Youth Hostels Association
Notes The following article(s) have been removed from this file due to copyright restrictions: International Voluntary Service for Peace, January 1939, Pick and Shovel Peacemaking; International Voluntary Service for Peace, October 1940, Relief and Reconstruction; To Mothers and Educators, date unknown. The following pamphlet has been removed from this file due to copyright restrictions: Rhys J. Davies, February 1941, The Bombardment of Manchester: an appeal to reason.
Acknowledgement
"I.V.S.P. Now" originally published in The Friend, 27 December 1940. Reproduced with permission.
Article(s) from Daily Mail © Associated Newspapers/Solo Syndication.
Article(s) from Daily Sketch © Associated Newspapers/Solo Syndication.
Article(s) from Evening News © Evening Standard.
Article(s) from Evening Standard © Evening Standard.
Article(s) from Peace News reproduced with permission.
Article(s) from Tewkesbury Register © Mirrorpix.
Article(s) from The Daily Telegraph reproduced with permission of Telegraph Media Group Limited.
Article(s) from The Epistle reproduced with the permission of the Religious Society of Friends. © Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) in Britain http://www.quaker.org.uk/library.
Article(s) from The Scotsman © The Scotsman Publications Ltd.
Article(s) from The Star © Evening Standard.
The rights holder for article(s) from Women Today could not be identified. We invite anyone with information about the copyright holder of this item to contact us.
The rights holder for article(s) from Youth News could not be identified. We invite anyone with information about the copyright holder of this item to contact us.
The rights holder for the booklet titled "What Do You Think of It?" could not be identified. We invite anyone with information about the copyright holder of this item to contact us.
The rights holder for the leaflet titled "The Perils of Peace" could not be identified. We invite anyone with information about the copyright holder of this item to contact us.
We believe article(s) from Reynolds News to be free from copyright restrictions, but we invite anyone with information about this item and the copyright holder to contact us.
We believe the booklet titled Hitler's British Dupes to be free from copyright restrictions, but we invite anyone with information about this item and the copyright holder to contact us.

Description

A file containing documents relating to the activities and publications of pacifist organisations in Britain. Documents in the file include pamphlets issued by pacifist organisations; newspaper clippings relating to the actions of pacifists; reports by government censors on information in intercepted postal communications; and letters from members of the public who are either concerned about or advocating pacifism. Examples of documents in the file include a pamphlet called Hitler's British Dupes; peace pamphlets from the Quakers; extracts from police and censorship reports; and a pamphlet written by the M.P. Rhys Davies. Topics covered in the file include meetings of pacifist groups; reports of pacifist speeches and broadcasts; the position of different political organisations regarding the war; and the B.B.C.'s banning of known pacifists from being broadcast. Other topics discussed include the identities of suspected pacifists; pacifism in other countries; and student opinion on the war.

Keywords

aliens, British Empire, British Union of Fascists, communal feeding, Communism, Communist Party of Great Britain, culture, Daily Sketch, defeatism, Evening News, Evening Standard, fascism, forests, Independent Labour Party, Jews, News of the World, newspapers, pacifism, postal communications, prices, propaganda, public opinion, publications, Quakers, radio broadcasts, refugees, regional newspapers, religion, schools, students, taxation, The Daily Telegraph, The Star, tribunals, Vera Brittain, wages

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