Arming All Sides – Talk 20 November

 Arming All Sides

Guest speaker Helen Toomey explores how arms companies in the first world war period used political influence, corruption and war scares to maximize their profits.

Helen is one of the researchers of the Campaign Against Arms Trade’s Arming All Sides WW1 project,

Thursday 20 November 7.30-9.30pm

Mansel Road Centre, Mansel Road, London, SW19 4AA

After the First World War many believed the arms trade to be a primary cause of war. The unprecedented scale of death and destruction wrought by modern weaponry led a majority of people to support disarmament an international conciliation. The Arming All Sides project brings together research and case studies of the arms trade during the WW1 period, and tells stories from activists, politicians and businessmen of the time. 


About seancreighton1947

Since moving to Norbury in July 2011 I have been active on local economy, housing and environment issues with Croydon TUC and Croydon Assembly. I am a member of the Love Norbury Residents Associations Planning & Transport Committees, and Chair of Nobury Community Land Trust. I write for Croydon Citizen at I co-ordinate the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Croydon Radical History Networks and edit the North East Popular Politics database. History Project.. I give history talks and lead history walks. I retired in 2012 having worked in the community/voluntary sector and on heritage projects. My history interests include labour movement, mutuality, Black British, slavery & abolition, Edwardian roller skating and the social and political use of music and song. I have a particular interest in the histories of Battersea and Wandsworth, Croydon and Lambeth. I have a publishing imprint History & Social Action Publications.
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One Response to Arming All Sides – Talk 20 November

  1. Helen Toomey says:

    Hi Sean, I’m Helen, one of the speakers for 20 Nov, and proudly live very near the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor Centre, I’ve probably read your features in the C Citizen. I commend you on your interests, particularly political use of music/song. Please be aware that the CAAT Outreach Co-ordinator Kat Hobbs will be speaking in a greater capacity with contemporary comparisons than I shall on 20 Nov. The venue close to W’don Stn isn’t very big, so attendees need to blag a seat early!

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