pic7101. Protest against arms sales to South Africa
The 1970–74 Conservative government lifted Labour’s ban on British arms sales to South Africa. In March 1971 it announced the sale of seven Westland Wasp helicopters to the South African Defence Force. The photograph shows anti-apartheid supporters protesting in Downing Street. Although the Wasps were supplied, opposition from British public opinion and from the Commonwealth was so strong that that no other arms deals were agreed.
|Holding Institution:||AAM Archive, Bodleian Library|
|Catalogue:||MSS AAM 2402|