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Women peacemakers

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Women were not directly affected by compulsory military training or conscription, but many mothers, wives, aunts, sisters and grandmothers had...

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The legacy of the World War I peace movement

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The end of the war did not mean the end of the peace movement. Instead, in the interwar years there...

The response of the Labour Movement to conscription: political objectors to military service

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In the early part of the 20th century Christchurch was a hotbed of socialism, and the advent of the First World...

Women peacemakers

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Women were not directly affected by compulsory military training or conscription, but many mothers, wives, aunts, sisters and grandmothers had...

Conscription, and those who objected for religious, ethical or humanitarian reasons

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As the war continued and the high number of casualties became known, volunteers were less keen to enlist. The New...

Pre-War Anti-Militarism and the Passive Resisters Union

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The pre-war peace movement began in response to the 1909 Defence Act which introduced compulsory military training or ‘Peacetime Conscription’....

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Morgan Williams as a young man

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A photograph of Morgan Williams as a young man

Morgan Williams

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A photograph of Morgan Williams

The No More War Movement conference, about 1935, in the Page family garden

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The No More War Movement conference about 1935 in the Page family garden. Norman Bell is in the centre of the second row (wearing an open-neck…

The Great White Elephant

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The Great White Elephant cartoon, from Morgan Williams' pamphlet, "The Great White Elephant".

Fred Page's grave in the village of Lavington, in Wiltshire

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Fred Page's grave in the village of Lavington, in Wiltshire. The inscription on the gravestone reads: Alfred William Page. Born in New Zealand, March…