‘Remembrance must mark conscientious objectors’

‘Remembrance must mark conscientious objectors’
 

THE former army chaplain in charge of Scotland's Great War commemorations has acknowledged the "sacrifice" made by conscientious objectors.
Rev Norman Drummond signalled that Scottish Government events marking the 100th anniversary of the war will not overlook the role played by those who refused to go to war because of their beliefs.
Branded traitors at the time, many conscientious objectors were imprisoned and taunted by members of the public, with white feathers – the symbol of cowardice.
Next week will see the beginning of a series of events across the UK to remember all... read more

 
1 August 2014 in Politics, Views: 46
Source: Scotsman
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