This exhibition has provided an overview of the use of aerial bombardment against civilians.

Millions of people have been impacted worldwide, and yet in 2021, nuclear weapon stockpiles are growing, the use of drones is on the increase and the legality of aerial bombing still remains a grey area. It seems 76 years on, lessons have not been learnt.

What do you think?

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  • What did you think of the exhibiton?
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  • What can be done today to stop the use of aerial warfare?
  • What have we really learned from WWII when bombing is still a widely used tactic of war?

Acknowledgements and Copyright

Image Credits:

The Treaty of Versailles: © The Peace Museum

The Dawn of Disarmament Poster: © Northern Friends Peace Board

The Heavens Declare the Glory of God Posters: © Northern Friends Peace Board

Image Credits:

Stop Bombing Civilians! Booklet: © IWM LBY K. 77653

Dame Kathleen Lonsdale (née Yardley) by Walter Stoneman half-plate glass
negative, April 1945: © National Portrait Gallery, London

The Real Horror is that… poster: © Quaker Peace and Service & Northern Friends
Peace Board

Rev. G. K. A. Bell (Dean of Canterbury) Photograph: © Library of Congress, Prints;
Photographs Division, [LC-B2-3005-1]

Portrait of Corder and Gwen Catchpool, Quakers, ca 1927 © unknown (upload
MHM-com 17:05, 7 July 2007 (UTC)) - Borries, Achim von : "Quiet helpers : Quaker
service in postwar Germany" London & Philadelphia: Quaker Home Service and the
American Friends Service Committee, 2000

Peace Demonstration Leaflet © Peace Pledge Union

Vera Mary Brittain Photograph: © Noelbabar - Own work, Public Domain

Seeds of Chaos Book: Vera Brittain © Published for the Bombing Restriction
Committee by New Vision Published Company; 1st Edition (1 Jan. 1944)
The Real Horror is… Poster: © Northern Friends Peace Board