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1st Edition

Scrap Book of the Working Men's College in Two World Wars

Edited By

Muriel Franklin

  • Available for pre-order on March 25, 2023. Item will ship after April 15, 2023
ISBN 9781032080499
April 15, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
234 Pages

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Book Description

This book, first published in 1965, gives a thumb-nail sketch of the Working Men’s College during two periods of total war. It describes from contemporary accounts the life in the College itself, and reprints a selection of letters received from College men serving in the armed forces, giving a clear-eyed picture of the lives of men at war.

Table of Contents

Part 1.  1. General Picture – 1914  2. Working Men’s College – 1914  3. Some Important People and a Hero in the College  4. Work Parties and Marks Fellowship  5. On the War – Student Teacher Meetings  6. Founders’ Nights and Other College Occasions  7. Jottings from the Journal  8. Old Students’ Suppers and Teas 1914/18  9. Letters from the Home Front  10. Some Letters from the Royal Navy  11. Letters from the B.E.F., France  12. More Letters from the B.E.F., France  13. Letters from Many Theatres of War – Europe to the Far East  14. The End of an Era  Part 2.  15. Introduction  16. Extracts from the Journal in the Early Days of the War  17. The College at War  18. The College and the Second World War  19. War Work Party, 1939  20. The Playing Field During the War  21. Dudley Gill Takes a Look at the College  22. College Personalities  23. ‘No Memorial…’  24. More Notes from the Journal  25. College Council and Emergency Committee Reports  26. War Emergency Committee Report  27. Old Students’ Club Annual Functions, 1939–45  28. Letters from the Home Front – Civil and Military  29. Letters from the Royal Navy  30. Letters from European Theatres of War  31. Letters from the Middle East and Central Mediterranean Forces  32. Letters from Africa, Canada and Germany  33. ‘Thank You’ Concert and Reception to the Ladies of the Work Party – 1946

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