Chronicle of Youth: War Diary 1913-1917

TitleChronicle of Youth: War Diary 1913-1917
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication1981
AuthorsBrittain, Vera
Series EditorBishop, Alan, and Terry Smart
Number of Pages639
PublisherCharnwood
CityLeicester
Abstract

Vera Brittain's bestselling Testament of Youth was based on these copious diaries-which have far greater intimacy and immediacy. Beginning in the carefree summer of 1913, it follows the shocking onset of war, and the tragic loss of her brother, her fiancé, and most of their young friends in the fighting. Vera herself abandoned Oxford to train as a nurse, and spent the rest of the war tending to the wounded-including German prisoners. Written in London, Malta, and France, it captures all the war's horrors and Brittain's emergence as a committed pacifist. "One of the rare books which are a landmark for a whole generation." (Amazon)

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