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Public Schools And The Great War

Public Schools and The Great War PDF
Author: Anthony Seldon
Publisher: Pen and Sword
Release: 2013-10-30
ISBN: 1781593086
Size: 70.40 MB
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Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 336
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Public Schools And The Great War

by Anthony Seldon, Public Schools And The Great War Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Public Schools And The Great War books, In this pioneering and original book, Anthony Seldon and David Walsh study the impact that the public schools had on the conduct of the Great War, and vice versa. Drawing on fresh evidence from 200 leading public schools and other archives, they challenge the conventional wisdom that it was the public school ethos that caused needless suffering on the Western Front and elsewhere. They distinguish between the younger front-line officers with recent school experience and the older 'top brass' whose mental outlook was shaped more by military background than by memories of school.??The Authors argue that, in general, the young officers' public school education imbued them with idealism, stoicism and a sense of service. While this helped them care selflessly for the men under their command in conditions of extreme danger, it resulted in their death rate being nearly twice the national average.??This poignant and thought-provoking work covers not just those who made the final sacrifice, but also those who returned, and?whose lives were shattered as a result of their physical and psychological wounds. It contains a wealth of unpublished detail about public school life before and during the War, and how these establishments and the country at large coped with the devastating loss of so many of the brightest and best. Seldon and Walsh conclude that, 100 years on, public school values and character training, far from being concepts to be mocked, remain relevant and that the present generation would benefit from studying them and the example of their predecessors.??Those who read Public Schools and the Great War will have their prevailing assumptions about the role and image of public schools, as popularised in Blackadder, challenged and perhaps changed.



Public Schools And The Great War 1914 19 Some Figures With A List Of All Officers Public School And Otherwise Who Received Orders Of Knighthood Or Higher Distinctions For Their Military Services By A H H M I E A H H Maclean

Public Schools and the Great War  1914 19  Some Figures  with a List of All Officers  Public School and Otherwise  who Received Orders of Knighthood Or Higher Distinctions for Their Military Services  By A H H M   i e  A H H  Maclean    PDF
Author: Alick Henry Herbert MACLEAN
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Release: 1923
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Public Schools And The Great War 1914 19 Some Figures With A List Of All Officers Public School And Otherwise Who Received Orders Of Knighthood Or Higher Distinctions For Their Military Services By A H H M I E A H H Maclean

by Alick Henry Herbert MACLEAN, Public Schools And The Great War 1914 19 Some Figures With A List Of All Officers Public School And Otherwise Who Received Orders Of Knighthood Or Higher Distinctions For Their Military Services By A H H M I E A H H Maclean Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Public Schools And The Great War 1914 19 Some Figures With A List Of All Officers Public School And Otherwise Who Received Orders Of Knighthood Or Higher Distinctions For Their Military Services By A H H M I E A H H Maclean books,



Public Schools And The Second World War

Public Schools and the Second World War PDF
Author: Anthony Seldon
Publisher: Pen and Sword Military
Release: 2020-09-30
ISBN: 1526750406
Size: 16.51 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 288
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Public Schools And The Second World War

by Anthony Seldon, Public Schools And The Second World War Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Public Schools And The Second World War books, Following on from Public Schools and the Great War, Sir Anthony Seldon and David Walsh now examine those same schools in the Second World War. Privileged conservative traditions of private schools were challenged in the inter-war years by the changing social and political landscape, including a greater role for the alumni of girls’ public schools. What was that public school spirit in 1939 and how did it and its products cope with, and contribute to, the requirements of a modern global conflict both physically and intellectually? The book answers these questions by, for example, examining the public schools’ role in the development and operations of the RAF in unconventional warfare and code-breaking. At home there was bombing, evacuation and the threat of invasion. Finally, the authors study how public schools shaped the way the war was interpreted culturally and how they responded to victory in 1945 and hopes of a new social order. This fascinating book draws widely on primary source material and personal accounts of inspiring courage and endurance.



Public Schools Battalion In The Great War

Public Schools Battalion in the Great War PDF
Author: Steve Hurst
Publisher: Casemate Publishers
Release: 2007-07-01
ISBN: 1783460547
Size: 46.23 MB
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Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 224
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Public Schools Battalion In The Great War

by Steve Hurst, Public Schools Battalion In The Great War Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Public Schools Battalion In The Great War books, Founded in August 1914 with the principle that recruiting would be restricted to public school old boys, the volunteers gathered at Hurst Park racecourse in a spirit of youthful enthusiasm. A more somber mood soon set in. Despite many of the original volunteers leaving to take commissions in other regiments the battalion, now officially the 7th Middlesex, remained an elite until its disbandment in 1917.The climax of the Battalions war came on 1 July 1916. Close to the Hawthorn Redoubt Crater are two cemeteries sited on either side of the Auchonvilliers Beaumont Hamel road. They contain row upon row of stones marking the graves of members of the Public Schools Battalion.The author, shocked by this discovery, has spent ten years researching the history of the Battalion and the events of that fateful day as they affected it. The result is a fascinating and moving record of a very uniquely British battalion.



The Old Lie

The Old Lie PDF
Author: Peter Parker
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Release: 2007-10-02
ISBN: 9781847250445
Size: 48.82 MB
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Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 344
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The Old Lie

by Peter Parker, The Old Lie Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Old Lie books, Long unavailable, this acclaimed book traces the history of an ideal and examines its effect on the lives of those caught up in the First World War. Rupert Brooke's apparent enthusiasm for the War in 1914 was echoed throughout England, particularly by young men who had been educated in a gentlemanly tradition of patriotism, chivalry and sportsmanship at their public schools. These codes had also trickled down through society thanks to the school stories that appeared in popular boys' magazines, and to the missions and boys' clubs run by the schools and universities in the poorer parts of the country. Drawing upon a wealth of material, Peter Parker's fascinating book traces the growth and dissemination of what Wilfred Owen dismissed as 'the old lie' in his poem Dulce Et Decorum Est. It also explores the wide variety of responses to the war - from celebration to denigration, from patriotic acquiescence to bitter rebellion - as they were reflected in the poetry, plays and prose of the period. The Old Lie unearths some truly bizarre notions about education and warfare and illuminatingly re-examines the literature of the First World War by placing it in its historical and social perspective.



A School In Arms

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Author: Timothy Halstead
Publisher:
Release: 2017-11-15
ISBN: 9781911512646
Size: 12.52 MB
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Languages : en
Pages : 328
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A School In Arms

by Timothy Halstead, A School In Arms Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download A School In Arms books, For many people, their only knowledge of Uppingham's involvement in the Great War is through Vera Brittain's Testament of Youth and its account of her relationship with three men who went to the school and lost their lives during the war. In this book, the author discusses the involvement of more than 2,300 'Old Boys' who served in the Great War. Based mainly on material from the school's archives and the accounts and papers of the 'Old Boys', it provides the first comprehensive account of the school and the war. This book is not just about the 20 percent who died; it is just as much about the 80 percent who survived. The school's involvement is placed within the years before and after the war, as well as within the involvement of the public schools and wider society. It demonstrates that militarism at the school and in society, in the years before and after, was not as prevalent as is sometimes suggested; it argues that concern about Germany and the threat it posed should not be confused with jingoism. By examining the school's contribution, it demonstrates that this was not just a war for young men on the front line; it shows the wide variety of skills the 'Old Boys' and staff contributed to the war effort and explains why they believed it was worth fighting for, despite the appalling cost. For the first time, the book explains the key role of the school's Officer Training Corps (OTC) commanding officer in the establishment of the national OTC scheme in 1908, which would be a source of more than 100,000 officers during the Great War. It also highlights for the first time the involvement of two 'Old Boys' in the Borkum incident in 1910; this was one of the most high-profile incidents between Germany and Britain, as tensions rose between the two countries in the years leading to the outbreak of the war in 1914. Above all, it explains how Uppingham's educational ethos equipped men to serve in the Great War.



School Life

School Life PDF
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Release: 1919
ISBN:
Size: 41.25 MB
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Category : Education
Languages : en
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School Life

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Cinema Literature Society

Cinema  Literature   Society PDF
Author: Peter Miles
Publisher: Routledge
Release: 2013-12-17
ISBN: 1317917472
Size: 11.26 MB
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Category : Performing Arts
Languages : en
Pages : 288
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Cinema Literature Society

by Peter Miles, Cinema Literature Society Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Cinema Literature Society books, During the interwar period cinema and literature seemed to be at odds with each other, part of the continuing struggle between mass and elite culture which so worried writers such as Aldous Huxley, T.S. Eliot and the Leavises. And this cultural divide appeared to be sharp evidence of a deeper struggle for control of the nation’s consciousness, not only between dominant and oppositional elements within Britain, but between British and American vales as well. On the one hand, films like Sing As We Go, Proud Valley, and The Stars Look Down consolidated the assumptions about the existence of a national rather than separate class identities. On the other hand, working-class literature such as Love on the Dole articulated working-class experience in a manner intended to bridge the gap between the ‘Two Englands’. This book, originally published in 1987, examines how two of the most significant cultural forms in Britain contributed indirectly to the stability of Britain in the interwar crisis, helping to construct a new class alliance. A major element in the investigation is an analysis of the mechanics of the development of a national cultural identity, alongside separate working-class culture, the development of the lower-middle class and the implications of the intrusion of Hollywood culture. The treatment throughout is thematic rather than text-oriented – works of Graham Greene, George Orwell, Bert Coombes, Evelyn Waugh, the British Documentary Film Movement and Michael Balcon are included in the wide range of material covered.



The Great School Wars

The Great School Wars PDF
Author: Diane Ravitch
Publisher: JHU Press
Release: 2000-07-14
ISBN: 9780801864711
Size: 71.41 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Education
Languages : en
Pages : 449
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The Great School Wars

by Diane Ravitch, The Great School Wars Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Great School Wars books, "Eases quietly into a ferociously angry subject... Diane Ravitch affirms her faith in the American dream despite a detailed narrative which suggests, if anything, that education in New York has fairly consistently failed those who needed it most... Meticulously detailed and strains for fairness and impartiality." -- New York Times