Cyril Pearce speaks on 1914-18 war resisters on 9th October

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

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    Peter Robert Adamczyk-Haswell

    May 15, 2015 at 9:09am

    I have only just come across Dr Pearce’s research on COs in WW1, having read an article in The Independent today. My grandfather was a CO and was incarcerated in Wormwood Scrubs. I have an articlefrom the Leeds Weekly Citizen, August 17th 1917, about his treatment there as well as a poem from the Yorkshire Factory Times of 21 February 1918, which was dedicated to my mother. If Dr Pearce would like copies I can email them to him.

    Yours, Peter

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