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The Skipper's War

The Skipper's War

Dragon School, Oxford & The Great War

By (author) Desmond Devitt
Foreword by Rory Stewart


Publishing 10th Jan 2022
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    • Illustrated history of the wartime years of Dragon School, Oxford, and celebrated headmaster Charles 'Skipper' Lynam
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    Charles ‘Skipper’ Lynam, the celebrated preparatory school headmaster at the Dragon School, Oxford, during the First World War, inspired a generation of his pupils as they found themselves caught up in the conflict. This book tells the story of the school’s wartime years and the various fronts on which its boys were involved. It traces the roots of a school founded by Oxford dons for their children, its idiosyncratic ways and the extraordinary relationship Skipper Lynam forged with his boys, some of whom (in former pupil John Betjeman’s words) ‘lost their lives for King and Country and the Dragon School’.
    About the Author
    Desmond Devitt has brought the Dragon School’s untapped archive material to life in his successful blog The Skipper’s War.
    Scala Arts & Heritage Publishers Ltd
    Publish date
    10th Jan 2022
    240 mm x 160 mm
    304 Pages
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