York Friends and the Great War, by David Rubinstein
Published by Borthwick Papers/University of York in 1999, 28 pages. A5 size booklet (N3956)
This booklet offers a fascinating account of the Quaker community in York during the First World War, and how York Quakers dealt with the terrible conflict. It examines the Quaker Community in the city in 1914, and how it responded to the start of the war, before going on to explore Quaker pacifism and how this impacted on the involvement of individual Quakers in the war effort. It looks at both Quakers who volunteered to fight, as well as conscientious objectors (some of whom went to prison for refusing to fight once conscription was introduced).
Condition of the booklet is generally excellent. The covers are clean and tidy, the staple spine is intact, and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound