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First World War

The Banning of Bertie

How Britain's greatest living philosopher lost his sense of humour, but got the last laugh.


Richard Müller & the Revolutionary Shop Stewards

PN recounts some of the achievements of a neglected figure (and movement) from the German resistance to WW1


Clive Barrett, Subversive Peacemakers – War Resistance 1914–1918: An Anglican Perspective

Lutterworth Press, 2014; 312pp; £20


WW1: Empire, Resistance and Revolution

Robert Gerwarth and Erez Manela (eds), Empires at War, 1911 – 1923 (Oxford University Press, 2014; 304pp; £35)

Catriona Pennell, A Kingdom United: popular responses to the outbreak of the First World War in Britain and Ireland (Oxford University Press, 2014; 326pp; £24.99)

Ann Kramer, Conscientious Objectors of the First World War: a determined resistance (Pen & Sword, 2014; 176pp; £19.99)

Jo Vellacott, Conscientious Objection: Bertrand Russell and the pacifists in the First World War (Spokesman, 2015; 326pp; £14.99)

Cyril Pearce, Comrades in Conscience: The story of an English community’s opposition to the Great War (Francis Boutle, 2014; 303pp; £15)

Ralf Hoffrogge, Working-Class Politics in the German Revolution: Richard Müller, the Revolutionary Shop Stewards and the origins of the council movement (Brill, 2014; 270pp; 109 Euros)

Gabriel Kuhn (ed), All Power to the Councils!: A Documentary History of the German Revolution 1918-1919 (PM Press, 2012; 344pp; £20


Francis Sheehy-Skeffington

Another story-poster from PN's 'The World is My Country' project


Love your trader

‘Arming All Sides’ is an excellent new online First World War resource initiated by Campaign Against Arms Trade.

The world is my country

Shout out for PN's First World War speaking tour ...


The History Column: Breaking the silence

WW1 COs' resistance didn't end when they entered prison ...


Gandhi goes recruiting-oh!

The 'great soul''s role in WW1


‘What the hell have we got to do with the war?’

Opposition to WW1 in the West Indies