Hear Their Footsteps: King Edward Vii School, Sheffield, And The Old Edwardians In The Great War 1914-18

Hear Their Footsteps: King Edward Vii School, Sheffield, And The Old Edwardians In The Great War 1914-18

by John Cornwell

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781911096269
Publisher: Helion & Company, Limited
Publication date: 12/27/2016
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.20(d)

About the Author

John Cornwell has written a number of books about aspects of local history, as well as a novel set in 1945 Germany and a volume of poems. Born in Hull in 1939, he was educated at Hymers College and read International History at LSE before becoming a schoolmaster in Jamaica, Canada and in Sheffield. For the best part of 20 years, he was a councillor on Sheffield City Council and the South Yorkshire County Council, and was the Deputy Leader of the SYCC from 1982-86. He served on the Arts Council of Great Britain from 1986-90 and was the Chair of Sheffield Theatres (Crucible and Lyceum) from 1988-96. He has chaired a number of local, regional and national committees and organisations over several decades, while his connection with King Edward VII School has lasted since 1992. He was Chair of Governors at the school from 1994-2002 and in 2005 he wrote the centenary history of the school and its forerunners. His interests include cricket, rugby league, writing poetry and reading 20th century military history. He lives in Yorkshire.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations viii

Preface x

Acknowledgements xiii

Glossary and Abbreviations xiv

1 "It will all be over before the end of Term!" 15

2 Gosh! We know some of these people! 22

3 "We are all in it together!" 27

4 It will be worse before it gets better! 1917: The year of Arras and Passchendaele 35

5 The End of the War to End Wars 52

6 Aftermath 59

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