Eton letters, 1915-1918 by H. V. Macnaghten | University of Oxford

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Series of letters sent by an Eton House Master to some of his former pupils on active service.

‘These letters were written to Old Boys at the front: their one aim was at all costs to amuse and interest’.

School news, details of life on the home front etc.

Eton: Spottiswoode, Ballantyne & Co. Ltd.; The Savile Press, 1920

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Richard Marshall is studying for a doctorate in the literature of ancient Rome at Wadham College, Oxford, and is a tutor for Ancient History at St Benet’s Hall. In addition to Classics, he has a long-standing interest in the tactics and material culture of the British Army, especially of the period spanned by the Cardwell Reforms and First World War. He has a large collection of original uniform and equipment items used for teaching and research purposes, and is currently exploring the evolution of British military clothing and accoutrements in response to changes in fashion and warfare for eventual publication. He previously worked as a cataloguer for the Oxford University Great War Archive.
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