Conscientious Objection to War

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Consription and Conscientious Objectors

Nearly 4,000 young men subject to conscription in Great Britain, under the new law for compulsory military training, registered themselves as conscientious objectors. The provisions in the law governing treatment of such persons reflect the experience gained with the problem of conscientious objectors in the World War. During consideration of the Military Training bill in the House of Commons, Prime Minister Chamberlain said: “I want to make it clear here that in the view of the Government, where scruples are conscientiously held, ...

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