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Dress code

Jill Gibbon reports from Britain's biggest arms fair.

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Appropriate clothing for selling weapons

A sign at the entrance to the Defense and Security Equipment International arms fair warns that visitors must wear business dress. The pinstriped suits, school ties and polished shoes shroud the event in sham respectability. However, the dress code does not extend to sales staff. Here, the main aim is to entice.

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Women's clothing
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Guns and bums

Jill Gibbon is a reportage artist documenting the peace movement and the arms trade. She  has a column in Peace News called 'Jill's Defence Weekly'