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The Conscientious Objector’s Wife: Letters between Frank & Lucy Sunderland, 1916–1919

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Editor Kate Macdonald Handheld Press, £19.99, 304pp, hb, 8 ills, endnotes and index. ISBN: 978–199–988–136–8 In The Conscientious Objector’s Wife, the working–class Sunderland family were fervent pacifists, supporters of the Labour Party and the Garden City movement devised at the end of the nineteenth century, largely by Quaker and pacifist ide…


April 2019

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  RETURNING PRISONERS Returning prisoners had from as early as 1914 been an important source of information.  In 1914 reports had confirmed the widespread ill-treatment of all those being transported to prison camps in Germany.  The number of officers receiving such treatment ensured the authorities took action with a report being published in la…


ONLINE : 'Northampton Conscientious Objectors’ – John Buckell.

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Milton Keynes WFA Zoom presentation   The First World War was the first time compulsory military conscription had been introduced in Britain, and Tribunals were set up in 1916 to hear appeals for exemption from the armed services. This was a struggle to recruit men to the armed forces to win the war, but also to establish the moral right of indivi…