Discovering British 1914-1918 War Resisters – hoped for outcomes and challenging surprises

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Monday June 20th, 7.30pm
Central Quaker Meeting House,
Champion Square, Bristol, BS2 9DB

Hear Cyril Pearce, Britain’s foremost researcher into World War 1 conscientious objectors and war resisters, talk about his research, including stories of Bristol people who opposed the war.

More information about the meeting can be found here Discovering British 1914-1918 War Resisters

The scale of Britain’s involvement in World War 1 changed in 1916. Any initial enthusiasm for the war was wearing off. Early recruits had been trained and sent to the front. There was no sign of imminent victory. Volunteer numbers were drying up. Those who had opposed the war in 1914 were joined by opponents of conscription when it was introduced in January 1916. After almost two years of sporadic fighting, July 1916 saw the start of the Battle Of The Somme.

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