"He who joyfully marches to music rank and file, has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would surely suffice. This disgrace to civilization should be done away with at once. Heroism at command, how violently I hate all this, how despicable and ignoble war is; I would rather be torn to shreds than be a part of so base an action. It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder." Einstein
Joe Glenton will be speaking in Galway Thursday 20th June (8pm)
Joe Glenton served in Afghanistan with the British Army.
After refusing a second deployment to Afghanistan Joe went AWOL for 2 years.
On his return he was sentenced to 9 months in Colchester Military Prison.
He is the author of 'Soldier Box' a memoir about his time in the Army, on the run and in prison.
Joe is a member of Veterans For Peace London.
'Soldier Box' by Joe Glenton - From Soldier to Resister
Sponsored by the Galway Alliance Against War
@ Richardson's Pub, Eyre Sq., Galway City
Joe will be signing copies of his new book 'Soldier Box'