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Conscientious objectors of the First World War : a determined resistance, Ann Kramer, (electronic resource)

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Conscientious objectors of the First World War : a determined resistance
Title
Conscientious objectors of the First World War
Title remainder
a determined resistance
Statement of responsibility
Ann Kramer
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • The story of conscientious objection in Britain begins in 1916, when conscription was introduced for the first time. Some 16,000 men - the first conscientious objectors - refused conscription because they believed on grounds of conscience that it was wrong to kill and wrong of any government to force them to do so. As historians mark the centenary of the First World War much emphasis is placed on the bravery of those men who fought and died in the trenches. But those who refused to kill were also courageous. Conscientious objectors in the First World War were treated brutally: they were seen as cowards and traitors, vilified, abused, forced into the army, brutalised and tortured. Some were even sentenced to death in an attempt to break their resistance. Many spent long months and years in prison. Nothing though that the authorities did broke the determined resistance of these men, whose deeply held principles and belief that killing was wrong carried them through and stands as a beacon for individual conscience to this day. Conscientious Objectors of the First World War: A Determined Resistance tells the stories of these remarkable men. It looks at who they were, why they took the stand they did and how they were treated
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UKMGB
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Kramer, Ann
LC call number
UB342.G7
LC item number
K73 2014
Series statement
The Great War on the home front
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  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Conscientious objectors
  • World War (1914-1918)
  • Conscientious objectors
  • Great Britain
Summary expansion
As historians mark the centenary of the First World War much emphasis is placed on the bravery of those men who fought and died in the trenches. But those who refused to kill were also courageous. Conscientious objectors in the First World War were treated brutally: they were seen as cowards and traitors, vilified, abused, forced into the army, brutalised and tortured. Some were even sentenced to death in an attempt to break their resistance. Many spent long months and years in prison. Nothing though that the authorities did broke the determined resistance of these men, whose deeply held principles and belief that killing was wrong carried them through and stands as a beacon for individual conscience to this day. This book tells the stories of these remarkable men
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Conscientious objectors of the First World War : a determined resistance, Ann Kramer, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 162-163) and index
Contents
ch. 1 War Begins -- ch. 2 Conscription and Conscience -- ch. 3 Tribunals -- ch. 4 Alternative Service -- ch. 5 Handed Over to the Army -- ch. 6 Prison -- ch. 7 Home Office Scheme Ill -- ch. 8 Continuing the Struggle -- ch. 9 Release and Aftermath
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001407749
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unknown
Isbn
9781844681198
Lccn
2015490748
Note
Electronic reproduction. Palo Alto, Calif. : ebrary, 2014. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ebrary affiliated libraries.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0001407749
Label
Conscientious objectors of the First World War : a determined resistance, Ann Kramer, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 162-163) and index
Contents
ch. 1 War Begins -- ch. 2 Conscription and Conscience -- ch. 3 Tribunals -- ch. 4 Alternative Service -- ch. 5 Handed Over to the Army -- ch. 6 Prison -- ch. 7 Home Office Scheme Ill -- ch. 8 Continuing the Struggle -- ch. 9 Release and Aftermath
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001407749
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9781844681198
Lccn
2015490748
Note
Electronic reproduction. Palo Alto, Calif. : ebrary, 2014. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ebrary affiliated libraries.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0001407749

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