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World War One conscientious objectors


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All the books below can be consulted in the Peace Pledge Union library

World War One (Britain)
Comrades in Conscience - the story of an English community's opposition to the Great War.
Cyril Pearce. Francis Boutle Publishers. 2001.

Conscience and Politics : The British Government and the Conscientious Objector to Military Service. 1916 - 1919.
J Rae. Oxford University Press. 1970.

War against War - British and German Radical Movements in the First World War.
F L Carsten.1982

The Abolition of War - the peace movement in Britain 1914-1919.
Keith Robbins. 1976

The Home Front.
E Sylvia Pankhurst. 1932/1987

The conscription controversy in Great Britain 1900-1918.
R J Q Adams & Philip P Poirier.1987.

Conscription and Conscience
J W Graham, 1921[Quaker and pacifist account]

World War Two (Britain)
Challenge of Conscience.
Denis Hayes .George Allen and Unwin. 1949

Conscience Government and War - conscientious objection in Great Britain 1939-45.
R Barker. Routledge and Kegan Paul. 1982.

Objection Overruled. David Boulton (ed). MacGibbon and Kee .1967.

World War One and Two (Britain)
Conscription Conflict - the conflict of ideas in the struggle for and against military conscription in Britain between 1901 and 1939.
Denis Hayes .Sheppard Press. 1949.

Troublesome People - enemies of war 1916-1986
Caroline Moorehead. Hamish Hamilton. 1987

A Question of Conscience - conscientious objection in the two world wars
Felicity Goodall. Sutton Publishing. 1997

Conscription of Conscience - the American state and the Conscientious objector 1940-1947 Mulford Q Sibley and Philip E Jacobs. Cornell University Press. 1952.

The Story of Conscription in Australia.
L C Jauncey. George Allen and Unwin. 1935

War & Conscience in South Africa: The Churches & Conscientious Objection.
Catholic Institute for International Relations/Pax Christi. 1982

Broader aspects
Broader aspects
War, Conscience and Dissent.
GC Zahn. Geoffrey Chapman 1967

Pacifism in the 20th century.
Peter Brock, Nigel Young. Syracuse University Press.1999

Pacifism in Britain, 1914-1945: The defining of a faith.
M Caedel. 1980

On war and morality.
Robert L Holmes. 1989

Pacifism: An Historical and Sociological Study
D A Martin. 1965






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