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A march of 2,000 anti-conscription protesters in London,1939. © IWM (HU 36255).

History of peace movement in the spotlight

With conflict so often hitting the headlines, it is heartening to be reminded that over the last 100 years or so individuals, whether acting on their own or collectively, have consistently and often creatively campaigned against war and for peace. With this in mind, Ann Kramer, author of two books on conscientious objectors, went to see People Power: Fighting for Peace, an exhibition on peace campaigners at London’s Imperial War Museum.

Sussex Women by Ann Kramer

Sussex women by a Sussex woman

Local freelance writer invites you to An Evening with Ann Kramer: Sussex Women, including  biographies of 30 quite disparate women – from poets and activists through to explorers and philanthropists, all of whom are connected in some way with Sussex. HOT’s Zelly Restorick reports.

Poster 1: The great case of Bodkin v Bodkin Poster by Emily Johns

The world is my country

Two local peace campaigners, Emily Johns and Gabriel Carlyle,have combined energies to create ‘The world is my country’, an insightful, thoroughly well-researched website and free workshop, celebrating the people and movements that opposed the First World War, writes HOT’s Zelly Restorick.

Conscientious Objectors of the First World War by Ann Kramer

Determined resistance

A member of Hastings Against War, Ann Kramer is a historian and non-fiction writer. As a freelance writer, she has written on many topics, from Victorians and women spies through to human rights and women’s experiences during the two world wars. Over the last three or four years, however, Ann has concentrated on researching into and writing about conscientious objectors. Her book Conscientious Objectors of the First World War: A Determined Resistance has just been published – and HOT’s Zelly Restorick asked her to tell us why this subject is so important to her. 

Ann Kramer

Ann Kramer: local writer and historian

Local non-fiction writer Ann Kramer, commissioned by publishers to write on specialist subjects such as women in the world wars and, most recently, conscientious objectors, talks to HOT’s Xaverine Bates about making a living as a writer and the intricacies of researching and writing.

Posted 07:36 Tuesday, Jul 16, 2013 In: Literature Tags: , , ,
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