German civilian married to British woman involved with peace activities in Wales and at Greenham Common, 1980s
REEL 1 Recollections of background in West Germany: learning of Germany's actions during the 1930s and 1940s; education; father's WW2 service; political atmosphere during 1950s and 1960s; development of anti-war attitudes. Aspects of first visit to Britain: joining Quaker work camp in Scotland; attitude towards Quakers; meeting future wife, Jo Wallis; work of her father, pacifist Corder Catchpool. Further aspects of life in Germany, 1960s: peace groups in Germany; memories of meeting Hardy Kluger; attitude towards Willy Brandt and Ostpolitik; attitude towards united Germany; decision to move to Britain.
REEL 2 Recollections of involvement with peace movement, GB: interest in environmental issues; growth of involvement with peace issues; attitude towards the term 'pacifist'; opinions on how to achieve peace; attitude towards violence in society; support for women's liberation movement; attitude towards women only aspect of Greenham; organisation of and participation in peace marches by wife, Jo; first visit to Greenham; belief in non-violent methods of protest; relationship between militarism and patriarchy.
REEL 3 Continues: attitude of authorities towards women protesters; relations with police at Greenham; various arrests and imprisonment at Swansea jail; support for Jo's involvement with Greenham; taking responsibility for childcare/housework; impact of Greenham on Jo's life; media interest in protests; involvement with Peace Tax campaign; involvement with peace marches.
REEL 4 Continues: attitude towards exclusion of men from Greenham; impact of Greenham on disarmament; emotional attitude towards peace and environmental issues; attitude towards continuation of Greenham Peace Camp after removal of missiles.