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'Temporary Gentlemen and Other Ranks' by Barry Blades

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Young men such as J R Tolkien, who were commissioned as officers for the duration of the war only were known as 'temporary gentlemen'. In this fascinating presentation Barry Blades looks at these 'temporary gentlemen' and other ranks of the Great War. 


'Roll of Honour: Schooling in the Great War 1914-19' with Barry Blades

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Barry Blades will be giving a presentation on schooling in the First World War.  IMAGES: Schools World War One. BBC, The Great War and Education. 


Roll of Honour: Schooling and the Great War 1914-1919

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Reviewed by Barbara Taylor. Roll of Honour marks the contribution of schools and the pupils and teachers who went off to fight the Great War. Although educational provision was class based, the book examines the pre-war education system from the perspective of all schools - not simply the public schools, about which much has been written - but tho…