Cowards: The True Story of the Men Who Refused to Fight

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A sealed train speeds through the night around the outskirts of wartime London. As it passes through a dimly-lit station without stopping, a note is thrown out on to the platform. What is happening to the men on board? Why do they have to resort to such a desperate method of contacting their loved ones? This is the story of Howard Marten and Alfred Evans, two young men who refused to join the army in the First World War. They suffered imprisonment and punishment, because they believed it was wrong to kill. Sent ...
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Overview

A sealed train speeds through the night around the outskirts of wartime London. As it passes through a dimly-lit station without stopping, a note is thrown out on to the platform. What is happening to the men on board? Why do they have to resort to such a desperate method of contacting their loved ones? This is the story of Howard Marten and Alfred Evans, two young men who refused to join the army in the First World War. They suffered imprisonment and punishment, because they believed it was wrong to kill. Sent to the front line in France, they were told to obey or face the firing squad. Still they refused, until finally, the death sentence was passed against them...
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781492868644
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Publication date: 10/25/2013
  • Pages: 78
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.16 (d)

Meet the Author

Marcus Sedgwick is the author of over thirty books, and has won numerous awards. Cowards is his only work of non-fiction.
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