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Conscientious objection

Peace Activist Hits War Resister
The Dutch Union for War Resisters [Bond voor Dienstweigeraars, BVD], founded in July  1967, wanted to profile themselves during a...
Deserters and GI's during the Vietnam War
The U.S. waged war in Indochina, especially in Vietnam in the sixties. In the years round 1970 the anti-war movement was at its...
Deserters and GI's during the Vietnam War
Recently, the IISH acquired and arranged a vast and colourful collection on resistance within the American Army during the...
African War Resisters
Formal military conscription had started in the French colonies in Africa before the First World War. Unlike Britain, France sent...
Escaping Military Service
On October 5, 1850, the governor of Aleppo, present-day Syria, prescribed the recruitment of young men between 20 and 25 years...
New Zealand Interns Conscientious Objectors
Pacifists in New Zealand were forced to lead an illegal underground existence during the Second World War. The first legal issue...
News from Prison
In 1916 Harold Bing (1897-1975) refused to serve in the army because he was a conscientious objector, and was imprisoned in...
Draft Suspended
On 1 February 1996 the compulsory attendance for the Dutch Army was suspended. In fact, this put an end to the draft, and with it...
Total Objectors Archive
On 24 September 2003 the Total Objectors Archive was officially handed over to the IISH. The archive is a remarkable collection...
War and Peace Collection Guide
In the archives and collections at the IISH, the anti-war movement occupies a large place. This massive presence of archives from...
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