Religion: Pacifist Truck Drivers

The ramshackle trucks, coughing asthmatically, clambered on over China's battered, tortuous highways. The truck drivers were young men wearing filthy civilian clothes and speaking a hodgepodge dialect which they hoped was Chinese. They were publicity-shy members of the Society of Friends (Quakers), doing one of the war's toughest jobs. From China last week came the full story of this band of young pacifists.

The China Convoy (Friends Ambulance Unit) was formed in 1941 by 40 young Britons released from military service as conscientious objectors. They learned that ambulances in China could not evacuate the wounded because no roads ran to the front....

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