Intriguing talk about First World War to be given in Uppermill

HEAR AN intriguing talk on Saturday, March 4 by author and documentary maker David Boulton at Uppermill Library, curated by Saddleworth Peace Group.

David Boulton
David Boulton

Mr Boulton will introduce and read excerpts from his book ‘Objection Overruled’ which explores the stories of conscientious objectors in the First World War.

Film director Ken Loach, who based his BBC TV series ‘Days of Hope’ on episodes in the book, has described it as “essential reading, telling a story many would prefer to forget”.

The book was commissioned by Bertrand Russell and Fenner Brockway in 1966 to ensure war resisters would be remembered as Britain commemorated the fiftieth anniversary of conscription.

A new edition, substantially enlarged and updated, was published in 2014.

The Mayor of Oldham Derek Heffernan will also speak at the free event, which take place at 11am on Saturday, March 4 in Uppermill Library. No need to book.

 

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