You can order an English translation of Bertha von Suttner’s groundbreaking novel Lay Down Your Arms! on demand from Web-based publishers using digitized scans or in a new edition published by the Modern Humanities Research Association. You can also download a free copy of the e-book via Google Books. Other translations and titles by Bertha von Suttner are available there as well. The book continues to be published in new languages and editions around the globe, most recently in Georgia and in the Netherlands.

Click here to watch and listen as various Austrian celebrities and citizens read (in German) from Suttner’s novel Die Waffen Nieder!

You can listen to a 2020 BBC programme (featuring Barbara Burns, Peter van den Dungen, and Stefan Frankenberger) discussing Bertha von Suttner’s life and influence here. (in English)

You can watch an informative documentary on Suttner’s life from 2015 here (in German).

A Danish company released a silent-movie version of Lay Down Your Arms! in 1915, Ned Med Vaabnene! Moviehouses around the world showed the film. A restored version is now available for viewing online with English subtitles. Click on the poster to read more and watch the film.

You can also watch a 1952 German film about Bertha and Alfred, though there are numerous and substantial historical inaccuracies in their portrayals. Oddly, the English-dubbed version calls the film “The Alfred Nobel Story,” though it is primarily focused on Bertha. The original version of the film was entitled “Herz der Welt,” or “The Heart of the World.” You can stream the English version of the film online here at

The original movie poster for “Herz der Welt: The Life of Bertha von Suttner”

If you’d like to know more about the characters in Peace at Last and the enduring quest for peace in the world, check out the links below.

HELPFUL TIP: If the site you’re visiting does not have an option for viewing in the language of your choice, try using your search engine to locate and translate the page. If that doesn’t work, Google allows you to translate pieces of text (such as those cut-and-pasted from a Web site) here: It’s a very helpful tool when you’re Web-surfing internationally.

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