Cyril Pearce is the author of Comrades in Conscience: the story of an English community’s opposition to the Great War, an exploration of the anti-war movement in his home town of Huddersfield. Huddersfield was a centre of opposition to the War, and Cyril’s book, reissued in May 2014 in an updated edition, is a classic study of the popular mood in Britain.
He has extended his work to include a database of British conscientious objectors. The database, now the Pearce Register of British Conscientious Objectors, has been incorporated into the Imperial War Museums’ Lives of the First World War a digital memorial to those who contributed to the First World War.
‘Just occasionally a historian chisels open a jammed cobwebby window and reveals an astonishing view’
Martin Wainwright The Guardian 23 February 2002
|Talks by Cyril Pearce, author of Comrades in Conscience: The story of an English community’s opposition to the Great War|