‘The Skipper’s War’ tells the story of the Oxford Preparatory School and its Old Boys in the First World War.
The headmaster, Skipper Lynam, was a compiler of logs for his holiday sailing expeditions on his boat, ‘The Blue Dragon,’ and this blog supposes that, if he had had the technology of today, he would have recorded events as they came to him, on the lines you will find here.
The quoted material mainly comes from the school’s magazines of the time, contributed by Old Boys in the form of letters, dairies, poems and pictures from all theatres of war.
The Skipper has the role of narrator, his words being a mixture of his speeches and writings, intertwined with a fictional narration for better understanding and continuity.
For ease of use, the INDEX provides a list of all those who feature, together with other aspects (schools, regiments, battles, themes etc.) referred to.
MOST OF THE MATERIAL FEATURED HAS NOT BEEN PUBLISHED UNTIL NOW.