Opposition to the war

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  • Opposition to the war
    • People stopped voulenteering
      • People grew scared of the war as wounded men were returning
      • Conscription was introduced in 1916
      • All men between 18-41 could be forced to join
    • The men who refused to fight
      • Called conscientious objectors
      • Objected on the grounds of moral, social, or religious reasons
    • If you objected to fighting
      • Put in prison if they couldn't convince a court of a valid reason for them not to fight
      • Some agreed to serve as stretcher bearers
      • Many were jailed and treated harshly by those around them


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