British civilian alternativist religious conscientious objector in agricultural, hospital and relief work in GB 1940-1947
REEL 1 Influences on pacifism during 1930s. Decision to be a conscientious objector. Changing views of Methodists on outbreak of Second World War. Mother's attitude towards his stand. Being suspended from Brentford council job as a conscientious objector 1940. Questions asked at Fulham tribunal May 1940. Reasons for not joining Society of Friends until 1945. Dairy work. People's reaction to his CO stand. Receiving conditional exemption from appellate tribunal. Agricultural work for Cambridgeshire War Agricultural Committee.
REEL 2 Agricultural work. Subsequent employment with Hertfordshire War Agricultural Committee. Contact with home. Financial problems with NALGO. Relationship with fellow land workers. Work for River Nene Catchment Board at Stilton: living and domestic arrangements; finances; drainage work; relations between COs. Mother's illness necessitating job change. Work in St Bernard's Mental Hospital, Southall 1943-44.
REEL 3 Relations with patients and staff. Atmosphere and work at St Ebba's Mental Hospital, Epsom and St David's Home for disabled ex-servicemen 1944. Type of work with Friends' Committee for Refugees and Aliens. Overseas work with Friends' Relief Service 1945-47. Post-war employment situation for COs. Hopes at end of war. Obtaining employment. Role of peace movement today.
REEL 4 Protesting against arms trade. Pessimism about effectiveness of peace movements in preventing war.