Terence Bunch

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Would You Die For A Lie is written on a placard outside the Army recruitment centre. The Strand, London. 17th July 2008. All pictures © Terence Bunch.

Army Recruitment Centre Anti War Protest. The Strand, London, UK. 17th July 2008.

By Published Last Edited 2008-07-17 00:00:00

Anti-war protesters and activists gather in the Strand, London, to hold a protest outside the British Army recruitment centre not far from Trafalgar Square.

The British Army continue to suffer chronic under-manning and are now understrength in both Afghanistan and Iraq. Many reasons have been cited for the recruitment shortages Observer and army recruiters are now offering £15,000 loyalty bonus payments in an attempt to shore up staff retention during the ongoing disastrous misadventure in the Middle East.

The anti-war protest comes on the day British media carry reports that the Government have also increased compensation for soldiers severely wounded during service.

The Strand, London, UK. 17th July 2008.

Not Me.

Not Me.

A woman and a man enter the office after taking leaflets.

A woman and a man enter the office after taking leaflets.

A woman holds up images of those maimed and disabled as a result of the wars.

A woman holds up images of those maimed and disabled as a result of the wars.

Liberty.

Liberty.

A Union flag for the recruiters and a Union flag for the dead.

A Union flag for the recruiters and a Union flag for the dead.

They listen, from a loudspeaker, to the testimony of US soldiers recounting their crimes in Iraq.

They listen, from a loudspeaker, to the testimony of US soldiers recounting their crimes in Iraq.

A passer-by becomes abusive to the campaigners.

A passer-by becomes abusive to the campaigners.

Peace to all.

Peace to all.