Two former war correspondents, two former soldiers and authors, of war books are among the British signers of an international manifesto calling for the abolition of military training and conscription. The manifesto is being published simultaneously in many parts of the world.
The signers from England include Edmund Blunden, author of "Undertones of War"; Siegfried Sassoon, who wrote "Memoirs of an Infantry Officer"; Henry W. Nevinson, veteran war correspondent; H. M. Tomlinson, who was a war correspondent and also wrote "All Our Yesterdays." Among other signatories are H. G. Wells, Sir William Orpen. Bertrand Russell, Aldous Huxley, Leonard Woolf, G. D. H. Cole and the Bishop of Birmingham. New York Times