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.
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.