Arming All Sides

In 2014 On the Record worked with Campaign Against Arms Trade on Arming All Sides: the arms trade and the First World War. This project highlighted the parallels between the arms trade then and now, with a particular focus on opposition to the arms trade during and after the war.

From Glasgow to Brighton, 25 volunteers created case studies from research into the arms trade and the First World War  and post-war period.  Read some of their early work on the project blog here. Their areas of focus were making and selling arms, resistance to the arms trade by workers and peace campaigners, changes to public attitudes to the arms trade following the war and the influence of the arms trade on government policy before, during and after the war.