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Troublesome People Reporter
There are men and women who are willing to die for their beliefs, but not to kill for them. Many people find them infuriating. They are thorns in the flesh of authority. They face ridicule, torture, imprisonment, even the threat of death - because they are pacifists.
Lord Brockway, now aged 98, was imprisoned in a dungeon in the Tower of London during the First World War. Frances Partridge recalls how she learned of the Nazi atrocities which caused many pacifists a crisis of conscience.
Jennifer and Ian Hartley, middle-class Quakers, felt compelled to live for ten months in a 'peace camp' outside the wire at
Molesworth Air Base.
Bernard Shaw once described them as 'troublesome people'. They all form part of a British tradition of non-conformity. But what have they achieved, if anything, over the years?
Photography JOHN MCGLASHAN Film editor DAN RAE
Producer MAGGIE BUTT
Editor EDWARD MIRZOEFF
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