• 16 Dec 1912
    Carte de la Greve de Protestation
    On 16 December 1912 the Confédération Générale du Travail (CGT) organised a 24-hour general strike against war throughout France. The French government made determined efforts to disrupt the strike, but according to the government's own figures a total of 80,000 workers (30,000 of them in Paris) stayed away from work.
  • 24 Nov 1912 to 25 Nov 1912
    Postcard for the Congress of the Second International, Basel, 1912

    An Extraordinary Congress of the Second (Socialist) International was held in Basel, Switzerland, on 24 and 25 November 1912 in response to the Balkan War. The congress was preceded by a 15,000 strong march through the city and was attended by 518 delegates representing the socialist parties of almost every country in Europe.

    The manifesto of the Congress urged people to resist war with "every means that the organization and the strength of the proletariat place at your disposal."

  • 17 Nov 1912
    Bulgarian bayonet charge at the Battle of Catalca
    On Sunday 17 November, 1912, demonstrations were held around Europe to protest at the escalating Balkans War. There were large demonstrations and mass meetings in London, Berlin, Paris, Amsterdam, Budapest, Madrid, Milan, Strasbourg and Christiania and smaller ones in many other cities