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Cowards : the true story of the men who refused to fight

Author: Marcus Sedgwick
Publisher: London : Hodder Children's Books, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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1914. Thousands of young men faced injury and death on the bloody battlefields of World War 1. This book tells a less familiar story. Of men like Howard Marten and Alfred Evans, who believed it was wrong to kill. And so they refused to fight. Were they cowards? Many people said so. But, for their beliefs, Howard and Alfred would face imprisonment, torture and the firing squad.
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Children's nonfiction
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marcus Sedgwick
ISBN: 0340860618 9780340860618
OCLC Number: 51109723
Notes: Includes index.
Description: viii, 120 pages ; 20 cm
Responsibility: Marcus Sedgwick.

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'...it has clear relevance to the debate raging amongst Britain's young people about the nature of war...a fascinating and accessible piece of social and military history.' -- The Guardian 20030325 Read more...

 
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