Conchies: Conscientious Objectors of the First World War
By Ann Kramer
The moving true stories of the brave, principled individuals who refused to take part in the mass slaughter of the First World War and faced imprisonment and ostracisation as a result of their actions.
When, at the height of the First World War, many Allied governments introduced conscription, there were thousands of individuals who, for personal or religious reasons, refused to fight. After tough questioning, some were exempted but the majority were forced into the army anyways. Those who 'refused to do their duty' were threatened with death sentences or harsh prison terms; many died from ill treatment. Conchies collects many of the moving true stories of these brave individuals.
Ann Kramer is an experienced children`s author whose work focuses mainly on social issues. She has written for publishers such as Dorling Kindersley and Kingfisher. Books for Watts include titles in the 20th-Century History Makers, World War One and World War Two series.
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09 Oct 2014
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True stories of those who refused to take part in the fighting of the First World War... many personal accounts are included and these help us to gain a real insight into their motives. — Parents in Touch