Fenner Brockway

This is Fenner Brockway, founder of the No-Conscription Fellowship, a crucial organisation supporting COs during WW1, and which constantly challenged and harried the government and the military forFenner Brockway fair treatment of COs during the war.

He himself went to prison for refusing to fight, and spent much time in solitary confinement for refusing to adhere to the ‘no talking’ strictures. He also created a weekly prison journal using sheets of toilet paper and smuggled bits of lead, which was circulated secretly amongst prisoners to be read, appropriately enough, in the lavatory.

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