Alternative Service in Canada during World War II


Toews, John A.; Frank C. Peters (Foreword)


Toews, John A.; Frank C. Peters (Foreword). Alternative Service in Canada during World War II. Winnipeg, Manitoba: Publication Committee, Canadian Conference of the Mennonite Brethren Church | Printed by the Christian Press Ltd., Winnipeg, 1959. First Edition, First Printing. pp. 127. 8vo. Olive-green texturd card covers, gilt lettering to the front board. No detectable flaws, extremities and contents bright, clean, and unmarked with tight, sound binding; fine. Card Covers. ”Alternative service appears as a new phenomenon in Canadian History during World War II. As the name indicates, Alternative Service was a form of national service which the Canadian Government required of conscientious objectors in lieu of military training or service. In developing this form of service the Government took into consideration the recommendations of the Historic Peace Churches on this question. The provision of such a service during a time when the policy of “total war” seemed to offer the only hope of national survival, certainly constitutes an interesting and challenging subject for hsitoriacl study.” (#2550) $29.99