It seems that many people were already thinking along similar lines.
Saturday 20th April at Hydra Books, 34 Old Market,
12.00 -1.00, Bristol Radical History Group are organizing a meeting
and others interested in a counter-history of WW1 which could be held at
Nov 1918-Feb 1919. They hope to coordinate a research effort by radical history groups and individuals around the country. The emphasis is on the 'local' in order to make it interesting and accessible to each particular area/city/region. See http://www.brh.org.uk/
Derby People’s History are going to celebrate anti-war activist Alice
Wheeldon (who was jailed with other relatives and friends for an attempt
to poison the Prime Minister Lloyd George, and who died in prison) in
to be held in October 2014 to highlight the 'uncomfortable' issues about
WW1. See yorkalternativehistory.wordpress.com
The Freethought History Research Group suggested a commemoration of the big peace demo in
The Socialist Party of Great Britain announced that they were planning a
resolution at their Conference:
"That in order to counteract the nationalist and militarist propaganda
campaign that the government is planning on the occasion of the centenary
in 2014 of the outbreak of the First World War, the Party reprint as a
pamphlet the series of front page manifestos that appeared in the
Socialist Standard from September 1914 to April 1915."
Supporting statement: The government is planning to celebrate this event
along the lines of the queen's diamond jubilee. We need to counter this as
well as explaining what the War was really about, which these manifestos
explain eloquently. They can be found on the internet at
Further suggestions, ideas, proposals are of course welcome.