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Conscientious objection

The big red cross

Lillian Lyons, wife of imprisoned conscientious objector Michael Lyons, describes why he refused the “learning to kill” course.

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Gun refuser jailed

Navy medic jailed for seven months.

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Pacifist WWI veteran dies

The last survivor of more than 70 million military personnel who served in the First World War died in Australia on 5 May, aged 110.

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Peter Searby (ed) Cambridge at War. The Diary of Jack Overhill 1939-1945

Cambridgeshire Records Society, 2010; 406pp; £18

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CO Day

International Conscientious Objectors’ Day is marked around the world each year on 15 May.