Battles of Conscience

British Pacifists and the Second World War

In this – one of the more unusual books to be written about World War Two – the lives and times of four conscientious objectors are revealed by an anthropologist and author who, I believe, successfully examines their role as heroes within the complexities of social and cultural history.

First, it is worth mentioning right away that some of those covered ended up in war-like situations in spite of their stance, making this complex title all the more fascinating.

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