Category Archives: Poetry & Writing

Newspaper cutting from Allan Burnett Collection.

This  newspaper cutting appeared in the War Commentary, and refers to  the trial of Allan Burnett as a conscientious objector, Allan’s collection of letters, poetry and other papers are part of the Spirit of Revolt Archive collection and can be viewed at  T-SOR 1.  

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Some letters and writings from our collection.

A poem written by Allan Burnett. See our Allan Burnett collection in the catalogue section.

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PATRIOTISM. No, I shall not die for the fluttering flag, if truth be known, ‘tis nothing but a multi-coloured rag held aloft by some foolish hand inciting worker and peasant to kill on some green and wooded hill, peasant and worker from some other land. Nor shall I shed blood for the fluttering rag that […]

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