MARLBOROUGH COLLEGE AND THE GREAT WAR IN 100 STORIES

£40.00

In bringing to a conclusion our commemoration of those Marlburians who died in WW1 we are producing a book to tell the stories of a generation at war. It is a unique journey of reflection through which runs a strong sense of shared Marlborough heritage, experience and memory.

Along with the more familiar names of Charles Sorley (C1 1908-15), Sidney Woodroffe (B1 1908-14) and Siegfried Sassoon (CO 1902-04) the book includes personal family memories of OMs drawn from diaries and letters, snapshots of school life before and during the war, and stories behind commemorative objects and places on campus such as the Outerbridge window in Chapel and the Wedgwood Stone.

Key features:

  • 100 stories and over 400 illustrations
  • Hitherto unseen treasures from the College's archives
  • Family war histories from many Old Marlburians
  • Highlights of College life before, during and after the war
  • Tales of those who died and those who survived
  • Stories behind commemorative objects like the Wedgwood Stone
  • Featuring amongst others two of England's most famous war poets - Sorley and Sassoon
  • Professionally researched and beautifully bound
  • Foreword by HRH The Duchess of Cambridge
  • Limited to just 749 copies - one for each of those from Marlborough who paid the ultimate price 100 years ago

This is a unique journey of reflection through which runs a strong sense of shared Marlborough heritage, experience and memory.

Over 200 pre-publication copies already ordered, this unique publication will soon be sold out and there will be no reprints.

This is your one and only chance to have a share in an historic part of the College's rich past.