Bringing together a selection of Vera Brittain s poetry and prose, some of it never published before, this collection commemorates the men she loved fianc , brother, and two close friends who served and died in World War I It draws on her experiences as a Voluntary Aid Detachment nurse in London, Malta, and France, and illustrates her growing conviction of the wickednessBringing together a selection of Vera Brittain s poetry and prose, some of it never published before, this collection commemorates the men she loved fianc , brother, and two close friends who served and died in World War I It draws on her experiences as a Voluntary Aid Detachment nurse in London, Malta, and France, and illustrates her growing conviction of the wickedness of all war Illustrated with many extraordinary photographs from Brittain s own albums, and edited with a new introduction by Mark Bostridge, this is an elegy to men who lost their lives in a bloody conflict, and a volume of remembrance to mark the 90th anniversary of the Armistice.
Because You Died Poetry and Prose of the First World War and After Bringing together a selection of Vera Brittain s poetry and prose some of it never published before this collection commemorates the men she loved fianc brother and two close friends who served a
Vera Brittain was a British writer whose works focused mostly on feminism and pacifism She is best known for her autobiographical work Testament of Youth that traced her life before, during and after WWI.This collection of poetry and prose by Vera Brittain was compiled to commemorate the90th anniversary of end of World War I in November of 1918 The volume also serves to commemorate those close to Brittain that were killed in WWI, her brother Edward, fiance Roland Leighton and two friends, Geoffr [...]
a sort of mini companion to Testament of Youth featuring Vera s poems and some short prose pieces As someone who suffered profound losses of her own and as a front line nurse Vera personally witnessed unthinkable horrors So its easy to sympathize with the life long frustration she felt as she saw people just forget about it all, or with young people who knew little and cared less I was particularly struck by the tiny short story about a young man who came home safely but whose life was pretty mu [...]
Currently still reading but I m enjoying it It captures war in an expressive yet restrained medium The Lament of the Demobilised especially gives us a snapshot of the attitude of the times after WWI, about how VADs were so overlooked even after all the hardship and sacrifices for their country Roland Leighton s farewell poetry was also poignant as well.
This book helped me understand how important women s roles were during the World Wars, and how at the time weren t really appreciated It also includes many poems and prose written by a VAD nurse during World War I.
Poignant Tragic Truthful A marvellous collection of poetry encapsulating the loss of loved ones in the Great War, by one of the best authors and indeed women of our time Lest we forget.