British civilian pacifist in GB, active in Peace Pledge Union 1936-1939, in reserved occupation 1939-1945
REEL 1 First World War recollections and early influences on pacifism. Joining Peace Pledge Union 1936; activities of Slough branch. Effects of war on Slough. Differing responses of PPU members to war; personal decision to do civil defence. Air raid precautions and firewatching work. People's attitudes towards air raids. personal relationships in wartime; resentments resulting from rationing. Supplies available. Air attack on Box Hill.
REEL 2 Membership and wartime activities of Slough PPU. Role of women in anti-war movement. Government control of war news. Impressions of Berlin 1936. How else Hitler could have been dealt with. Family's attitude towards pacifism. Personal need to make a stand; reactions encountered. Social contacts with soldiers. Relief at end of war.
REEL 3 Peace Pledge Union advice to conscientious objectors attending tribunal. Secretarial work with War Resisters' International 1946-48. Subsequent work with Shop Workers' Union.