NEWS: IWM Conscientious Objectors – People Power: Fighting for Peace


    People Power: Fighting for Peace features letters, poetry, pamphlets and photographs related to the experiences of some of the thousands of Conscientious Objectors, as well as peace movements from the First World War to the present day.

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    Featuring in the exhibition

    Acting on your conscience: Star of TV sitcoms including Yes, Prime Minster, as a young actor during WWII Paul Eddington stayed true to his beliefs as a Quaker and became a Conscientious Objector in 1945.

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    Reasons for Resigning

    After suffering shellshock at the Somme, British Army Officer Max Plowman wrote ‘Reasons for Resigning’, sent to his battalion in January 1918.

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    People Power: Fighting for Peace Conference 

    Organised by the Movement for the Abolition of War in partnership with IWM, this year’s Peace History Conference on 10 June, Protest, Power & Change, will feature special guest speaker, screenwriter Frank Cottrell Boyce, as well as other keynote speakers.

    IWM Senior Curator Historian Matt Brosnan will also provide an exhibition overview of People Power: Fighting for Peace.

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