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Sons of the Brave Volume Two

Sons of the Brave Volume Two is now avaiable to purchase.
18 Jun 2024
Written by Andy Benns
In Memoriam
Malcolm G Dunkeld (smiling) & brother Ian at front
Malcolm G Dunkeld (smiling) & brother Ian at front

This book concludes a project by three Old Boys, who attended the school from the 70's through to the 90's, to identify the war dead of the school in the two World Wars and tells the story of the 145 Dukies who made the ultimate sacrifice in the Second World War, only 20 years after many other Dukies had done so in the conflict expected to end all wars. The inter-war period saw the ethos of the school start to move away from providing large numbers of boy soldiers to the ranks and bands of the British Army; yet despite more and more having opted for careers in civilian life, this generation of Dukies upheld the school motto, served throughout the world and proved themselves to be true “Sons of the Brave”.  The book includes photographs of many of these fallen Dukies, full details of where they are buried or commemorated, alongside biographies that attempt to explain how they both lived and died.

To purchase your copy of this book, click here or here (for Amazon).

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