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Thousands of young men fought for the right not to fight in the first world war. They did so in the face of enormous social disapproval and institutional pressures... Fighting for peace earned you anything from vitriolic accusations of cowardice and treachery to job loss, state-abetted mob attacks, arrest, imprisonment, hard labour, courts-martial, show trials and even execution orders... Many campaigners suffered nervous breakdowns and ill health. Their sacrifices must not go unsung.'

This book was commissioned by Bertrand Russel and Fenner Brockway in 1966 to ensure that the war resisters would not 'go unsung' as Britain commemorated the 50th anniversary of the imposition of conscription. This new centennial edition, substantially enlarged and updated repeats the demand that those who put their liberty on the line for peace are not forgotten in today's commemorations of courage and conscience.

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Author(s):
Boulton, David
Condition:
Used: very good
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0951157876
ISBN-13:
9780951157879
Number of pages:
0
Publisher:
Dales Historical Monographs in association with Friends Historical Society

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Thousands of young men fought for the right not to fight in the first world war. They did so in the face of enormous social disapproval and institutional pressures... Fighting for peace earned you anything from vitriolic accusations of cowardice and treachery to job loss, state-abetted mob attacks, arrest, imprisonment, hard labour, courts-martial, show trials and even execution orders... Many campaigners suffered nervous breakdowns and ill health. Their sacrifices must not go unsung.'

This book was commissioned by Bertrand Russel and Fenner Brockway in 1966 to ensure that the war resisters would not 'go unsung' as Britain commemorated the 50th anniversary of the imposition of conscription. This new centennial edition, substantially enlarged and updated repeats the demand that those who put their liberty on the line for peace are not forgotten in today's commemorations of courage and conscience.

- From Blurb

Author(s):
Boulton, David
Condition:
Used: very good
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0951157876
ISBN-13:
9780951157879
Number of pages:
0
Publisher:
Dales Historical Monographs in association with Friends Historical Society

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