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The Courage of Cowards

The Untold Stories of First World War Conscientious Objectors

Karyn Burnham

There had never been conscription in Britain until the Military Service Act of January 1916, which stipulated that all men between the ages of 18 and 40 were 'deemed to have enlisted for the period of the war'. Using memoirs, letters and official documents this book explores the experiences of conscientious objectors during the First World War, from their conflicts with the system and ostracization by society to service in the Friends Ambulance Unit and the Non-Combatant Corps.

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Product information:
  • Publisher: Pen & Sword
  • Year: 2014
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 146pp
  • Illustrated: Yes
  • ISBN: 9781781592953
  • Condition: New
  • Weight: 0.4kg
Product code:
225095
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