Vera Brittain’s Crucible – World War One

Twenty years old if World War One began, Vera Brittain was a flush first-year apprentice at Oxford and actual abundant in adulation with adolescent Roland Leighton, a acquaintance of her brother Edward. In her work, Testament of Youth, aboriginal appear in 1933, she ably recounts the abounding horrors of the conflict, how she abutting up as a nurse-assistant to accumulate her from black thoughts afterwards the angel men in her activity had gallantly, if somewhat naively, marched off to war. With the advice of her annual and a accumulating of letters, she articulately reconstructs with attention the sentiments that collection her alee through the next four agitated years of hell.

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