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Not Our War: Writings Against the First World War

by A.W. Zurbrugg (Editor) - £12.95  The Merlin Press Ltd (2014)
paperback    ISBN 13: 9780850366143 | ISBN 10: 0850366143

An anthology of First World War voices
Some of the voices here came to oppose the war after reflecting on experience, others opposed it on principle before a shot was fired - they may have been few in number, but gradually their influence rose.
This anthology presents diverse voices of men and women who questioned and opposed the war - liberals, radicals and pacifists, anarchists and socialists, soldiers and non-combatants.
* How did people react to the war? Some short sentences painting brief images come first.
* A second chapter presents texts those who campaigned against militarism.
* The third chapter considers claims that this was a war for civilization, or for the freedom of small nations.
* A last chapter asks questions such as: How could the war have been prevented? And how could it be stopped?
Featured writers include: James Connolly, Eugene Debs, Emma Goldman, Keir Hardie, Jean Jaurès, Louis Lecoin, V I Lenin, John Maclean, Errico Malatesta, Sylvia Pankhurst, Siegfried Sassoon, et al., - American, Asian, British, French, German, Irish, Italian and Russian. Some of these texts are newly translated, or appear in English the first time.

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