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War Resisters and Anti-conscription

William Kenefick

in Red Scotland!

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print July 2007 | ISBN: 9780748625178
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748653430 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625178.003.0006
War Resisters and Anti-conscription

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This chapter considers the role of Scotland's war resisters and anti-militarists. It notes that while many of Scotland's war resisters were deeply involved with the troubles on the Clyde, others worked tirelessly in Dundee and Aberdeen to proclaim the anti-war message, and gave the people of Scotland the opportunity to consider a critique of the war at a time when few dissenting voices were heard. It reports that International Socialism failed when war was declared in 1914, but the actions of Scottish war resisters did provide a stirring example for the radical left in Scotland.

Keywords: war resisters; anti-militarists; Clyde; Dundee; Aberdeen; Scotland; International Socialism; radical left

Chapter.  10839 words. 

Subjects: Regional and Area Studies

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