Organised by the Ford Maguire Society
Cyril Pearce (University of Leeds) is speaking about War Resisters in the First World War
Cyril Pearce has been working on the history of British 1914-18 war resisters since before the publication in 2001 of his book Comrades in Conscience: the story of an English community’s opposition to the Great War. That book was a detailed exploration of the anti-war movement in his home town of Huddersfield. Since then he has extended his work to create a national picture based on an exhaustive database of British conscientious objectors. The database, now the Pearce CO Register, has been incorporated in the Imperial War Museum’s ‘Lives of the First World War’ digital platform and is the basis for his new book, Communities of resistance: patterns of dissent in First World War Britain, to be published in 2014.
6PM, Weds, Oct 9th
Leeds Met University, Broadcasting Place (BPAG10), Woodhouse Lane