There is one part of this First World War ‘whole story’ I think is extraordinary. That is, the work the women who were in the Women’s Political Association and the Women’s Peace Army did when they were opposing ‘the present war and war in general’.
Open Letter to the Women of Australia
Dear women of Australia, dear women of every shade of political and religious thought, come and let us reason together about war; the present war and war in general. Armaments must inevitably produce war. The breaking point must come at some time. Now what are you Women of Australia going to do about the whole question of militarism in Australia, about militarism in other countries? Every nation without exception has made such egregious blunders in its foreign policy that war was inevitable; that the war has been made by monarchs, politicians, diplomats, armament firms, and newspapers.