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In 1981 Greenham Common Air Base became the target of an anti-nuclear protest that was to last for 19 years. 

Women protesting at the siting of Cruise Missiles (nuclear missiles) at the base set up the Greenham Common Women's Peace Camp, which ran until the year 2000.

Thalia Campbell and her husband with anti-nuclear banners, 1992
Thalia Campbell and husband with banners, 1992

Since the early 1990s the Sound Archive has been interviewing women who were living at, or involved with the Greenham Common Women's Peace Camp, as well as military personnel working inside the base. To read about the protest and listen to extracts from these interviews click on the links opposite.

The Greenham interviews are just part of a larger project covering the Anti-War Movement from 1914 to the present day. All these interviews are available to listen to at the Sound Archive. For further details see the Sound Archive Home Page.