Promoting solidarity at home and abroad: the goals and tactics of the Vietnam Anti-Vietnam War movement in Britain

Sylvia Ellis

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Abstract

This article explores the nature, tactics and effectiveness of the vocal anti-Vietnam war movement in Britain. It focuses on the rhetoric and actions of a range of different groups, from the far-Left Vietnam Solidarity Campaign, to the broad-Left British Council for Peace in Vietnam and the labour movement. It asks how far the anti-war opposition was able to shape both government policy and public debate on the war, and positions the British opposition within its wider global anti-war context. It explores the meanings of solidarity (with the American, or global, anti-war movement or with the North Vietnamese) for the British movement, and it highlights the ultimately domestic focus of the campaign.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)557-576
JournalEuropean Review of History
Volume21
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 4 Sep 2014

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