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Remembering Britain's conscientious objectors

New evidence shows that more Britons were against the First World War than previously recognised.

Last updated: 03 Aug 2014 06:27
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A hundred years ago, the world was on the brink of the First World War.

But while many rushed to join up and go to the front for a war they thought would be "over by Christmas", not everyone went to fight willingly.

Those who refused on principle were called conscientious objectors

Al Jazeera's Laurence Lee met some of their descendents in Northern England.

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