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Howard's Quaker background, as well as his personal instincts, gave him an understanding that alternative solutions to violent conflict existed. Quakers still use active nonviolence to challenge injustice. Turning the Tide is a Quaker project that promotes active nonviolence as an alternative to both violence and passivity. Turning the Tide's staff provide training to groups around Britain and internationally. See www.quaker.org.uk/nonviolence.

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Thursday 7 August 2014

Howard Marten was living above his father's shop in Wigmore Street, central London, when war broke out. A 30-year-old bank clerk, he opposed the war from the beginning.

In 1914 news and information was less readily available than it is now. It was difficult for people such as Howard to know whether many others shared their views...