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Public-school heroes

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03 January 2014

KING’S SCHOOL CANTERBURY ARCHIVES

Public-school heroes: above: in February 1915, the King's School OTC forms part of the funeral cortège in Canterbury of Lt Vernon Austin, whose body was one of the last to be repatriated from the battlefield; below: Captain Noel Chavasse, an army doctor and a son of the Bishop of Liverpool, was the only man to win two VCs in the First World War, one posthumously. Both photos are illustrations from Public Schools and the Great War: The generation lost by Anthony Seldon and David Walsh, who, in this immensely detailed tribute, draw on primary sources from 200 public schools, and challenge recent stereotypes about the part that the schools and their ethos played in the conflict (Pen & Sword, £25 (£22.50); 978-1-78159-308-0)

Public-school heroes: above: in February 1915, the King's School OTC forms part of the funeral cortège in Canterbury of Lt Vernon Austin, whose body...

 

 

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