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Stories of conscience

4 March, 2016 - 16:51 -- ElizabethP

Stories of conscience explores the dilemmas facing those who followed their conscience in response to World War I. Using original and archive material, students of Bootham School York and relatives of WWI conscientious objectors tell the stories of ordinary people confronted by the decision to fight, volunteer for alternative service or register a conscientious objection to military service. 

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Alternative work

3 March, 2016 - 16:44 -- ElizabethP

John was conscripted later the year than Howard or Bert. By this time the Home Office had come up with a scheme to offer some COs the option of doing alternative work of “national importance”. Pacifists were split over whether to accept it. 

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