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.
Courage is what it takes to angle up and speak; adventuresomeness is aswell what it takes to sit down and listen. – Winston Churchill