Heanor and Ilkeston World War 1 Conscientious Objectors

Ian Green

East Midlands
Notice Period:
Short (maybe less than one month's notice)
Paid: 50 (plus travel expenses over 40 miles)
4th June 2021
20Th Century | British History | Great War

The story of one conscientious objector - a grocer's assistant from Langley Mill - reveals the consequences of refusing to fight in the First World War. The presentation includes photographs of inside Wakefield Prison, including the punishment wing and execution chamber.

Did conscientious objectors have a strong moral or political argument for refusing to fight or were they simply cowards?

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About Ian Green

I have an academic background in politics and history and a past career in educational management. I am interested in local history, particularly of the Amber Valley in Derbyshire.
My talks link local history to national issues giving relevance to a wider audience. Each talk tackles a controversial topic with new perspectives and challenging ideas and views.
Talks are fully illustrated PowerPoint presentations using my own equipment of 50-90 minutes in length. Talks are offered in the East Midlands and West Midlands.

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