The acclaim ED morel received for exposing slavery and corruption in the Congo changed when in 1914 he became Britain's most effective anti-war campaigner
Albin Köbis was a humble stoker whose doomed protest foreshadowed the mutinies that would eventually cripple Germany’s navy
I am making this statement as an act of wilful defiance of military authority, because I believe that the War is being deliberately prolonged by those who have the power to end it.
Among those remembered on International Conscientious Objectors Day, 15 May 2014, were Chris Lawson's father and uncle, who refused to fight in World War One.
For the vast worldwide audience that adored him, the laughter Chaplin's Tramp induced was the antidote to the anxieties and concerns of their lives. And no white feather could poison them against him.
We now know that frontline troops were rotated because the generals feared they wouldn't return to killing the enemy after their impromptu cease fire.
While much of the poetry of the First World War chimed with later protestations about war and pacifism, its composers, deserve also to be as well-known
Women found new independence and showed themselves and the rest of society that they could do jobs that before the war would have been unthinkable.
We must not forget those ridiculed, jailed and worse in the first world war for daring to fight for peace
Fighting for peace earned you anything from vitriolic accusations of cowardice and treachery to job loss, state-abetted mob attacks, arrest, imprisonment, hard labour, courts-martial, show trials and even execution orders.
Thousands of men who went over the top that morning thought they would meet little resistance. 57,000 were dead or wounded by the end of the day.
Lindsey German says if you read one book on the first world war make sure it is this readable and gripping account of the prelude to war, and the political and military decisions which accompanied it.
In previous wars these men would have died but the medical advances of the early twentieth century ensured that more and more of these men were able to live.