The suffragette Campaign, a smashing campaign!

Dame Ethel Smyth remembers a window breaking campaign

Vera Brittain briefly describes the restrictions she faced as a young girl in a provincial town before introducing the composer and suffragette leader Dame Ethel Smyth. Heralded by her composition ‘The March of the Women’, the suffragette anthem, Dame Ethel describes the famous window-smashing incident of March 1912. Nearly 200 women were arrested as a result of the action taken on this night and Dame Ethel herself was sentenced to two months in Holloway Prison.