po012. ‘British arms will make a great contribution to South Africa’s way of life’

Description:

Poster for the AAM’s campaign against the resumption of arms sales to South Africa by the 1970–74 Conservative government. The campaign was supported by the churches and the TUC. It involved marches, threats by trade unionists to boycott work on arms for South Africa and a 100,000-signature declaration presented at the 1971 Commonwealth conference in Singapore. As a result of the campaign, the only weapons sold were five Westland Wasp helicopters.

Maker:
Anti-Apartheid Movement
Design:
Malcolm Gluck and colleagues
Year:
1971
Format:
Poster
Copyright:
AAM Archives Committee
Holding Institution:
AAM Archive, Bodleian Library
Catalogue No:
MSS AAM 2512/1