British civilian alternativist religious and humanitarian conscientious objector involved in agricultural work in GB 1939-1945
REEL 1 Family background in South Africa and London. Father's work as priest. Early influences on pacifism. Christian and humanitarian basis of pacifism. Registration as conscientious objector; tribunal and conditional exemption for agricultural work. Parishioners' attitude towards father for his and son's pacifism. Aspects of farm work in Worcestershire. Support of other pacifists. How to deal with Hitler. REEL 2 Forestry workers' attitude towards him. Social class and pacifism. Attitude towards civil defence work. Effect of father's pacifist sermons. Current opinions on pacifism and war. Behaviour of government towards COs during Second World War.