Adela Pankhurst


Adela Pankhurst Walsh born Chorlton, Cheshire, England June 19, 1889 (d. 1961). Australian pacifist Socialist opposed to both World Wars; Women's Peace Army opposing conscription 1915; jailed for protest against food prices 1917-8; interned 1941 for opposition to World War II; anti-imperialist.


"When years of mad slaughter have passed by, and we begin to feel the shortage of food and necessities which in our frenzy of destruction we have destroyed, and we realize that the hands to create new stores have been swept away in millions, while thousands of maimed, brutalised, maddened men will return to burden us, then we shall remember the solemn words: 'Put up again thy sword into his place; for all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword,' and learn that by our weapons we slay, not others only, but ourselves as well." (Put Up the Sword, 1915; photo Wikipedia)