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Long before the start of the 1914-1918 war thousands of men and women across Europe campaigned against the roots of war and finally the war itself.

As the war progressed the dead and injuries mounted and volunteer numbers shrank to a trickle. The army wanted replacement for the large number of men killed and injured. The stage was set for the passing of the Military Service Act which forced men to be trained and ultimately kill 'the enemy' which they did in prodigious numbers.

Between May 1916 and the armistice some 20,000 men refused to be conscripted into the British army - men who believed that it was wrong to kill their fellow men and that war was not a solution to any problem. Here were remember them and their courageous stand and those that supported them.

 
Read the Tribunal

The Tribunal was the paper of the No-Conscription Fellowship and launched in March 1916. Read a new instalment each month. | more

 



The Men The Context
Find out something about about the men who said no and tell us what you know.
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Refusal by men to be forced into the military is part of a different world view to the one that led to war. | more
The Women The Map
Women played an important role in the support of COs and in the anti war movements. | more

See what happened to conscientious objectors in your area and around the country. | more
The punishment The CO Story
The Army's brutal mindset revealed.
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From our sister site includes audio and video | more

Memorial Tablet to COs who died

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