MISTER BROWNRIGG’S BOYS Magdalen College School and the Great War

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This is a very impressive book, the author is successful in conveying the pre-war life and character of the school and what each of the boys did before the war. While every school in the country will have suffered loss, Magdalen College School is unique in that it numbers Noel Chavasse (the only double Victoria Cross winner of the War) as well as John Fox Russell VC MC among the Old Boys who fell. With impressive archival research done, both from Magdalen College School’s records and from army records and battalion war diaries,excellent maps and appendices, not least the useful information on medals and ranks, this book is a model for anyone seeking to write about schools and their experience of the war.

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