The Baby Killer

March 1974

War on Want was the first organisation to draw attention to the damage caused by baby milk companies with its groundbreaking 1974 publication The Baby Killer.

THE BABY KILLER 1974.pdf

The State of Tea

March 1974

"A War on Want investigation into Sri Lanka's tea industry and the plight of the estate workers"

the state of tea 1974.pdf

The Ancient Enemies: Objectives in the War on Want

January 1961

"To free the world from hunger is an essential necessity if we are to free it from war: for a world divided into rich nations growing richer and poor nations growing poorer cannot long remain at peace."

The Ancient Enemies, 1961.pdf

War on Want: A Plan for World Development

June 1952

The original pamphlet written by Harold Wilson, which quickly sold 20,000 copies and laid the basis for War on Want as an ongoing campaign.

War on Want A plan for world development, 1952, compressed.pdf

Tanks Into Tractors

July 1951

"This is a plea for turning the arms race into a race for the conquest of world poverty."

The 1951 pamphlet sent out by the Association for World Peace as an interim publication prior to the original War on Want pamphlet written by Harold Wilson, published the following year.

Tanks into Tractors, 1951.pdf

Working for Peace: The letter that led to War on Want

February 1951

The original letter from Victor Gollancz published in the Manchester Guardian on 12 February 1951. Within a month, Gollancz had received over 10,000 positive responses to his call.

Victor Gollancz original letter to Guardian, 12 Feb 1951.pdf

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