Great War Stories: Mark Briggs

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Digital items relating the Great War Story video about Mark Briggs: http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/media/video/mark-briggs-great-war-story Mark Briggs objected to taking part in the First World War on socialist grounds. He was arrested and became one of fourteen conscientious objectors forcibly deported to Europe and sent to military camps. All of the men were humiliated and abused to make them give in, and Briggs was dragged across nail-studded duckboards because he would not walk to the front lines. Briggs and Archibald Baxter were the only two objectors who held out until their return to New Zealand. See more Great War Stories here http://firstworldwar.govt.nz/great-war-stories

Punishing conscientious objectors: Mark Briggs

Ministry for Culture and Heritage

BRIGGS, Mark

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Story: Briggs, Mark -

Ministry for Culture and Heritage

Trentham Military Camp

Alexander Turnbull Library

Colonel Allen

Alexander Turnbull Library

The ship Waitemata

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Forced dressing of Conscientious Objectors into uniform

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