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Happy warriors in waiting? : Wykehamists and the great war - stereotypes, complexities and contradictions

Mangan, J. A. (2011) Happy warriors in waiting? : Wykehamists and the great war - stereotypes, complexities and contradictions. International Journal of the History of Sport, 28 (3-4). pp. 458-491.

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Abstract

Winchester College has always had a reputation for intellectual excellence. Nevertheless, in keeping with contemporary trends it embraced the late nineteenth century cult of games, but with reservations. Winchester is a corrective to simplistic generalisations about the uniform chauvinistic philistinism of the period public school system. It was characterised by encouragement of individuality and intellectual effort and by a restrained attitude to military matters, games and xenophobic conditioning, There was a sobriety about Wykehamist reactions to the Great War which merits attention.