Resisting War Poster

On November 11th, Armistice Day, nearly 100 years after the First World war ended, we traditionally mourn the British and allied dead. In fact, the war was a tragedy for all the peoples who took part and we should mourn all those who died.

Anti-war demonstration Berlin 1922

There were people on both sides who opposed the war at the time and said it was a waste of human life and resources. These events recount the little-known histories of those Germans who opposed war between 1914 and 1933. These included mutinous servicemen and rebellious workers who brought the down the German monarchy, the ruling military dictators and ended the First World War, as well as those who opposed the nationalist reaction in its aftermath.

Programme:

Date Time Title Details With Link
, 2017 Film showing: Westfront 1918 Vastfronten 1918 Dir: Georg Wilhelm Pabst, 1930, 97 mins, Cert: PG As part of a series of events looking at World War 1 from a German perspective, we are very pleased to provide a rare chance to see […] Humberto Perez-Blanco
, 2017 Introduction: Why we are holding these talks on November 11th On November 11th, Armistice Day, we traditionally mourn the British and allied dead. In fact, the war was a tragedy for all the peoples who took part and we should mourn all those who died. There were […] Mike Levine
, 2017 Making a stand: German opposition to World War One During and after the First World War, ‘German’ and ‘Germany’ became bywords for militarism and a hundred years later commemoration of the First World War centenary can sometimes give the impression […] Ingrid Sharpe
, 2017 How to stop a war: The German servicemen’s revolt of 1918 The German revolution of 1918-20 and its violent suppression is a little known event in the British popular memory. Where it is described the narrative typically commences with the mutiny of sailors […] Roger Ball
, 2017 Remembering my father: From the Bavarian workers rising of 1918 to resisting the rise of the Nazis My talk will draw on my father’s remarkable life in Germany up till 1933. I will use it to illustrate how the Nazis first built on the defeat of the 1918/19 Bavarian workers (and sailors) uprising, a […] Merilyn Moos

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