The War is Over!

Title

The War is Over!

Subject

Anti-Vietnam War Movement

Description

Beginning in 1969, John Lennon and Yoko Ono launched a two year multi-media peace campaign, which began with press interviews during their honeymoon “bed-in.” In December of 1969, the couple rented billboard space in 12 major cities around the world to display black-and-white posters that declared "WAR IS OVER! If You Want It – Happy Christmas from John & Yoko." Prints of the slogan were also made available. Following the popular success of his 1971 single, “Imagine,” Lennon concluded, "Now I understand what you have to do: Put your political message across with a little honey.” The peace campaign culminated in December of that same year with the release of the holiday song, “Happy Xmas (War Is Over).”

Creator

unknown

Source

Roz Payne

Publisher

Center for Digital Research in the Humanities, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Date

ca. 1971

Format

Button

Type

Physical Object

Collection

Citation

unknown, “The War is Over!,” Roz Payne Sixties Archive, accessed June 18, 2024, https://rozsixties.unl.edu/items/show/190.

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