This Week’s War: 28

Meeting of allies section of International…


At this conference a resolution re manifesto was adopted – in which the whole blame of the war was laid on Germany. It contained however some good points – such as no annexation, and no revenge upon the German working class. MacDonald had a big hand in it. Jowett, Anderson and myself opposed it but eventually after long discussion – throats(?) etc – all consented to it save myself. I held out to the last, and only yielded to allow it to pass on the threat of a worse resolution being adopted by majority vote.

[Glasier Papers GP/2/1/22]

14 February 1915. Diary entry by John Bruce Glasier (1859-1920), Socialist and pacifist. This week’s war: 28.

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