Women's Caravan of Peace
DVD1958 90 Minutes
Dora Russell's historic record of journey from west to east by women with the message of peace.
In 1958, a group of women formed an international committee to organise a women's caravan of peace which would travel by road from west to east to break through the barrier of the cold war. The ages of the travellers ranged from young women in their twenties, women of middle age, up to a Suffragette over 70. No organisation would give official support, all took part as individuals and at their own expense, carrying camping gear and food. The film shows their warm reception in countries all the way to an open-air meeting in Moscow. No other such journey has been undertaken before or since.
This film is of historical interest but the film quality may not be to modern standards.'