Posted by: mcfinder | September 25, 2008

Pacifist on the front line

Now, I don’t often read The Sun newspaper, but on the train back from London yesterday I happened to spy a copy on the seat next to me and as i flicked through it i came across a remarkable story about Rifleman Donald McNair, a conscientious objector who was tricked into going to the front line when he answered “yes” when a tribunal asked if would defend his wife if she were attacked by a German. He survived the war and his letters were found in January by his son, now 84. A book has been published called a Pacifist at War based on his story.

I have never heard of anyone being “tricked” into the army it is an amazing story…If you can bear visiting the Sun’s website you can read it all there!


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