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World Veterans Federation Collected Records


Held at: Swarthmore College Peace Collection [Contact Us]500 College Avenue, Swarthmore 19081-1399

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Initially conceived in Paris in 1950 as the International Federation of War Veterans Organizations, the group met again in Rome in July 1951 with representatives from 20 countries. The Second General Assembly, then calling itself World Veterans Federation, was held in Belgrade, Yugoslavia, November 1951. At the end of 1952, membership was 16 million. The Credo, written by Nobel Peace Prize recipient Dr. Ralph Bunche begins: "None can speak more eloquently for peace than those who have fought in war.".

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