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.