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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 to the front line in France, they were told to obey or face the firing squad.
But they escaped execution, and were sent to jail instead. The 'conchies' had achieved a victory, of sorts. The government at last acknowledged the right of men like Marten and Evans to refuse to fight.
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...it has clear relevance to the debate raging amongst Britain's young people about the nature of war...a fascinating and accessible piece of social and military history. (The Guardian)
Shows this much written about war in a new light for many young readers, while the production and style may appeal to those hard-to-interest teenage boys. (Highlights of the Season, Children's Buyers Guide:)
...Sedgwick allows events their true depth and immediacy by refusing to moralise from hindsight. (The Daily Telegraph)
Marcus Sedgwick shows the potential of a young Alan Garner (The Daily Telegraph)
Up-and-coming talent; already an award-winner.
World War I is a strong, popular theme in the trade and in schools.
Curriculum links to History, plus English Literary Non Fiction for Key Stage 3 (11-14).
Perfect starting point for Citizenship/PSHE discussion about just wars and individual freedoms in wartime.
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