I had them placed in special rooms, nude, but with their full army kit on the floor for them to put on as soon as they were so minded. There were no blankets or substitutes for clothing left in the rooms, which were quite bare. Several of the men held out naked for several hours but they gradually accepted the inevitable. Forty of the conscientious objectors who passed through my hands are now quite willing soldiers.
Lieutenant Colonel Reginald Brook, commander of Military Detention Barracks, Wandsworth, in 'The Daily Express' 4 July 1916
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