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A pioneering study of the men who emerged as Britain's first conscientious objectors during the First World War.
ISBN: 9780951157879
Author David Boulton
Pub Date 30/05/2015
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Objection Overruled was commissioned by Bertrand Russell and Fenner Brockway in 1966 to ensure that the conscientious objectors of the First World War would 'not go unsung' as Britain commemmorated the 50th anniversary of the imposition of conscription. Thousands of young men faced savage opposition ranging from vitriolic accusations of cowardice and treachery to job loss, state-abetted mob attacks, arrestm imprisonment, hard labour, courts-martial, show trials and even execution orders. This new centennial edition of David Boulton's groundbreaking book repeats the demand that those who put their liberty on the line for peace are not forgotten in today's commemmorations of courage and conscience.