This animation provides an introduction into Embrace the Base. Hear what it is was like to be there from the Greenham Women who held hands to embrace the base.

Further reading

As a student, Lainey was an active member of CND and went on marches with the anti-Nazi league. Her first visit to Greenham was in 1981 for the Embrace the Base action where she pinned a photo of her younger sisters to the fence and remembers bursting into tears at the thought of what a nuclear bomb would do to them. She gives an account of a visit about a year later, when a military policeman assaulted her friend. She also shares a protest song she sang when at Greenham, “No Man’s Land” by Eric Bogle.