Photocopy of a ts memoir (92pp, written in 1989) of his life from 1915 to 1975, but principally describing his youth and early manhood living and working (as an office boy and accounts clerk) in the Manchester - Sale area (1929 - 1939), the evolution of his pacifist beliefs, his experiences as a conscientious objector during 1939 - 1945, describing his initial dismissive tribunal, sacking from his job and refusal of his case, his more sympathetic, successful appeal hearing, working (and occasionally being sacked for being a CO) as an orderly in hospitals in Bristol (Winford, September 1940 - March 1942), Glamorgan (Sully, March - September 1942) and Manchester (St Mary's, Salford Royal, The Jewish and the Private Patients Home, until 1945), his post war career as a hospital administrator in Sheffield and Brighton, and discrimination against him by employers until 1950 for having been a CO. He gives a very well reasoned, non-proselytising and humanist portrayal of his political and social philosophy, and useful descriptions of his and other's tribunals, of his poorly paid hospital work and of the various attitudes of colleagues to him.
Military conflict took place during every year of the 20th Century. There were only short periods of time that the world was free of war. The total number of deaths caused by war during the 20th Century has been estimated at 187 million and is probably higher.