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Their enemy was war itself

Tim Wyatt

by Tim Wyatt

Posted: 31 Oct 2014 @ 12:26

Although the Churches largely supported the First World War, many individual Christians did not. Tim Wyatt tells the story of some conscientious objectors

"YOUR country needs you," the famous First World War recruitment posters said, a stern, moustachioed Lord Kitchener pointing at every British man walking past who had not enlisted. As with the Napoleonic Wars a century earlier, England expected every man to fight, and perhaps die, for King and country. But what if your primary duty was to God?

Bert Brocklesby, a schoolteacher and Methodist lay preacher, was 25 years old when the Great War broke out. A staunch pacifist, ...

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