British civilian alternativist conscientious objector imprisoned in Mill Hill Barracks, Pentonville and Wormwood Scrubs Prisons and on Home Office Scheme in Wakefield and Dartmoor Prisons, GB, 1916-1918; absolutist conscientious objector imprisoned in Wandsworth Prison, GB, 1918-1919
REEL 1 Background at Repton School and Oxford University in GB, 1913-1915: resignation from Officers' Training Corps; memories of headmasters Geoffrey Fisher and William Temple; difficulty of maintaining pacifism in isolation; Oxford University during wartime.
REEL 2 Continues: keeping in touch with peace groups; composition and attitudes of local and appeal tribunals; family's sympathetic support; arrest; classification as temporarily unfit.
REEL 3 Recollections of period as civilian alternativist conscientious objector imprisoned in Mill Hill Barracks, Pentonville and Wormwood Scrubs Prisons, 1916: farm work while awaiting call-up; panic caused by Zeppelin raid in Pentonville Prison; silence rule; friendly warder; fellow convicts at Pentonville Prison and Mill Hill Barracks; life at Wormwood Scrubs and Wandsworth Civil Prisons.
REEL 4 Continues: keeping fit and alert in prison. Recollections of period on Home Office Scheme in Wakefield and Dartmoor Prisons, GB, 1916-1918: Home Office Scheme participants; life and work at Wakefield and Dartmoor Prisons; strike by conscientious objectors after a death at Dartmoor; rejection of Home Office Scheme; Wandsworth Prison governor and chaplain; conscientious objector rebellion after Armistice.
REEL 5 Continues: relationship between Christian and socialist conscientious objectors; attitudes of non-pacifists including friends, doctor and hostile Dartmoor chaplain; difficulty obtaining employment.