Burke, Peter,

True to Ireland : Éire's 'conscientious objectors' in New Zealand in World War II / Peter Burke. - 270 pages : illustrations (some colour), colour maps, portraits (some colour) ; 24 cm

Includes bibliographical references: (pages 255-260) and index.

"Irish men and women came to New Zealand in the 1930s to seek a better life, many carrying bitter memories of atrocities committed by the British. With WWII came the threat of conscription, but many Irish refused to betray their neutral homeland to fight for New Zealand and, by default, Britain. Peter Burke's father was one of the Sons of Éire - men who risked imprisonment and deportation by standing up to the New Zealand Government and appealing the draft in a dramatic case that paved the way for others."--

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Conscientious objectors--New Zealand.--World War, 1939-1945
Conscientious objectors--Ireland.--World War, 1939-1945

Galway (Ireland)--History--20th century.
New Zealand--History--20th century.