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Bread and water: The escape and ordeal of two New Zealand World War II conscientious objectors

Bread and water: The escape and ordeal of two New Zealand World War II conscientious objectors
  

New Zealand World War II conscientious objectors were treated harshly. Imprisoned for their pacifist beliefs, Chris Palmer and Merv Browne were held in military defaulters' camps in the central North Island. To bring conditions in the camps to public notice, in 1944 Chris and Mer... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781927260067
Published 15 July 2013 by Philip Garside Publishing Ltd
Available in EPUB format
Software Read in Browser or Adobe Ebook Compatible Device
Language en
Author(s) By Foote, W. J.
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ISBN-13 9781927260067
ISBN-10 192726006X
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher Philip Garside Publishing Ltd
Imprint Philip Garside Publishing Ltd
Publication Date 15 July 2013
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format EPUB ebook
Author(s) By Foote, W. J.
Category Peace Studies
World History: Second World War
Australasian & Pacific History
Military History
Christianity
Christian social thought & activity
Civil Rights & Citizenship
Civil War
Battles & Campaigns
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Christianity: General
ONIX Text General/trade
Number of Pages 84
Dimensions Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Dewey Code Not specified
Catalogue Code 488463

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New Zealand World War II conscientious objectors were treated more harshly by the authorities than those in other countries.
Imprisoned for their pacifist beliefs, first in Mt Eden and Wanganui, Chris Palmer and Merv Browne were then moved to military defaulters' camps in the central North Island.
It appeared to them that the camps were designed to hold dissidents permanently and put them beyond the law. To bring conditions in the camps to public notice, in 1944 Chris and Merv escaped to Wellington. There they printed and distributed a pamphlet and tried to lobby politicians.
This classic out-of-print 2000 book, now re-released as an eBook, tells of their audacious adventure and consequent punishment.
It explores how the men's Christian faith, developed through membership of the Methodist church, led to their anti-war stance and how it sustained them during their ordeal in solitary confinement. The book also touches on their involvement with the Riverside Community after the war.
Author Will Foote has written several books on peace topics. He was also imprisoned in a detention camp during World War II.

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Author Will Foote has written several books on peace topics. He was also imprisoned in a detention camp during World War II.

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