Peace News

Peace News, the international pacifist weekly, was first published in the period between the First and Second World Wars 'to serve all who are working for peace'. It was published as a weekly tabloid from 1936.

A leaflet was distributed with Peace News in 1958. It was used for recruiting participants for the first large-scale march to the government's Atmoic Weapons Research Establishment at Aldermaston, Berkshire, where British nuclear weapons were manufactured. The demonstration marked the arrival of the newly formed Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament.

10,000 demonstrators gathered in Trafalgar Square, carrying abnners and singing peace songs, before beginning the march from London to Aldermaston. the demonstrators walked 50 miles through rain and snow, taking four days to reach their destination.


Images by permission of Peace News.