Monday, September 2, 2013

Anti-militarism September 1963

Don’t Be A Soldier!

After the end of National Service (the last conscripts were demobbed in 1963), the focus of anti-militarist activism changed in the direction of subverting the recruiting efforts of the state, and trying to persuade those who had already been lured in to see through the propaganda.

The letter-writer (whose name and address have been trimmed from this image) emphasises the risk involved in publishing and distributing such material. “Sedition” and “incitement to disaffection” were taken very seriously by the state.

Letter and leaflet references: RON01519, RON01520, RON01521 (Thanks to Sparrows' Nest) at:

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