Bert Brocklesby

Bert Brocklesby

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  • We have apples and oranges today.
  • We both joined the war, but we still support Bert.
  • Christianity does not support the War, by killing you are basically acting like God.
  • If you are trapped in a corner and 3 German men came at you with bayonets and you had a revolver in your pocket, would you shoot them and defend yourself, or will you let them kill you.
  • The ten commandments state; Thou shall not kill, then you are acting like God, so no.
  • Bert Brocklesby's Father was a grocer and he was in a family of 4 boys and 1 father. Two of his brothers joined the war and but they still supported Bert in his decision to be a conscientious objector.
  • No i don't want to.
  • You will now work here.
  • Bert Brocklesby (who was a teacher) was in Church and he talked about how the War was bad. Also, he would talk about how conscription is taking away men's freedom.
  • Why am I here? I don't deserve this
  • Bert Brocklesby had a tribunal and was asked a series of questions about the war. He responded by saying that he would never kill or hurt anybody.
  • After Bert Brocklesby refused to join the War, he was forced to go to war and he was under military service. He didn't want to work for the army as he didn't enjoy it.
  • After he had refused to work under military service, he was sent to Richmond (prison) with 16 other prisoners. He was teased and he never got on with anybody else.
  • Bert Brocklesby was released form the prison after the War was over and he was once again with his family. His family were supporting him throughout the War.
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