Conchies: Conscientious Objectors of the First World War by Ann Kramer


Conchies: Conscientious Objectors of the First World War by Ann Kramer

When, at the height of the First World War, many Allied governments introduced conscription, there were thousands of individuals who, for personal or religious reasons, refused to fight. After tough questioning, some were exempted but the majority were forced into the army anyways. Those who 'refused to do their duty' were threatened with death sentences or harsh prison terms; many died from ill treatment. Conchies collects many of the moving true stories of these brave individuals.


True stories of those who refused to take part in the fighting of the First World War... many personal accounts are included and these help us to gain a real insight into their motives. Parents in Touch

About the Author

Ann Kramer is an experienced children's author whose work focuses mainly on social issues. She has written for publishers such as Dorling Kindersley and Kingfisher. Books for Watts include titles in the 20th-Century History Makers, World War One and World War Two series.

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96 pages
Interest Age: From 11


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Publication date

9th October 2014



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