France and South Africa
Once an Adventist group on duty in France was placed in a local military prison, where they were beaten repeatedly, forced to run for an hour with heavy weights on their backs and chests, and given two weeks of solitary confinement on a bread-and-water diet. In South Africa the early refusal in 1914 by a Seventh-day Adventist draftee to drill on Sabbath resulted in a prison sentence.96
France and South Africa and most other countries’ situation is similar to America. But their intention in the war was to try to bring world peace. Still there exists for Adventists a conscientious problem concerning the commandments. They were not bad as Germany.