Peace Pledge Union

Connections

Connections Sort descending Author name Excerpt
Material Conditions of Writing Vera Brittain
Her chief reason for writing these letters, said VB , was the flow of correspondence coming to her from people asking how they could oppose the war, or making suggestions that women in particular should...
Occupation Vera Brittain
VB had her third American lecture tour; this time she was supporting a resolution passed by the Peace Pledge Union calling on women to support peaceful means of resolving conflicts.
Berry, Paul, and Mark Bostridge. Vera Brittain: A Life. Chatto and Windus, 1995.
392-4
politics Evelyn Underhill
Late in this decade, with another world war on the horizon, she became a pacifist. In 1937 she joined the Peace Pledge Union (founded on 22 May 1936 by Canon Dick Sheppard , merged in...
politics Vera Brittain
During a meeting with Captain Philip Mumford of the Peace Pledge Union , VB agreed to join this pacifist organization.
Berry, Paul, and Mark Bostridge. Vera Brittain: A Life. Chatto and Windus, 1995.
357
Gorham, Deborah. Vera Brittain: A Feminist Life. Blackwell, 1996.
254
politics Vera Brittain
VB gave her inaugural address as chair of the Peace Pledge Union .
Berry, Paul, and Mark Bostridge. Vera Brittain: A Life. Chatto and Windus, 1995.
449-50, 52
politics Vera Brittain
VB became chair of the Peace Pledge Union 's Food Relief Campaign.
Berry, Paul, and Mark Bostridge. Vera Brittain: A Life. Chatto and Windus, 1995.
425
politics Storm Jameson
Still a pacifist between the wars, SJ signed the Peace Pledge Union in May 1936.
Labon, Joanna. “Tracing Storm Jameson”. Women: A Cultural Review, No. 1, pp. 33 -47.
40
Berry, Paul, and Mark Bostridge. Vera Brittain: A Life. Chatto and Windus, 1995.
354
politics Storm Jameson
SJ found the Munich Agreement of September 1938 especially repugnant after observing the last struggles for safety and independence in these cities. She did not adopt a militaristic or pro-war stance: in fact, she remained...
politics Rose Macaulay
Indeed, she hated party politics. Her activism chiefly concerned anti-war work (she had been a sponsor of the Peace Pledge Union ), anti-Fascism, and feminism which took a fairly conservative approach.
Lefanu, Sarah. Rose Macaulay. Virago, 2003.
203, 205
politics Maude Royden
Even after this, MR remained active in the peace movement until the outbreak of the second world war. During the 1930s she worked perseveringly for peace in Palestine. When Italy invaded and appropriated Abyssinia...
politics Gladys Henrietta Schütze
During World War One GHS became and remained a fully convinced pacifist, as did her husband. Years later, with Nazi Germany re-arming, she reluctantly ceased to be a pacifist. She resigned, painfully, from Dick Sheppard
Textual Features Rose Macaulay
Daphne Sandomir's character is based on those many middle-class women activists involved in suffrage and peace organizations like the National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies , the Peace Pledge Union , and the International Committee of Women for Permanent Peace
Textual Production Vera Brittain
VB 's first Letter to Peace-Lovers appeared, with the endorsement of the Peace Pledge Union and the Fellowship of Reconciliation . The last in the series went out on 6 September 1945.
Berry, Paul, and Mark Bostridge. Vera Brittain: A Life. Chatto and Windus, 1995.
387
Brittain, Vera. Testament of a Peace-Lover: Letters from Vera Brittain. Eden-Green, Winifred and Alan Eden-GreenEditors , Virago, 1988.
280

Timeline

November 1914
At Lilla Brockway 's suggestion, her husband, Fenner Brockway , wrote a letter that he printed in the Labour Leader calling for all war-resisters to contact him; the No-Conscription Fellowship was established by early 1915.
February 1921
The No More War Movement was founded.
February 1921
The No More War Movement was founded.
July 1935
The Sheppard Peace Movement was founded following publication of a letter by Dick Sheppard on 16 October 1934.
July 1935
The Sheppard Peace Movement was founded following publication of a letter by Dick Sheppard on 16 October 1934.
22 May 1936
The Peace Pledge Union was founded by Canon Dick Sheppard .
22 May 1936
The Peace Pledge Union was founded by Canon Dick Sheppard .
1938
The No-Conscription League was formed by former members of the No-Conscription Fellowship (founded by the efforts of Lilla and Fenner Brockway ) when the Peace Pledge Union refused to lobby against conscription.