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Records and correspondence
Personal narratives, British
|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Brittain, Vera, 1893-1970.
Letters from a lost generation.
Boston : Northeastern University Press, 1999
|Named Person:||Vera Brittain; Vera Brittain; Vera Brittain; Vera Brittain|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Vera Brittain; Alan Bishop; Mark Bostridge
|Description:||xix, 427 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm|
|Contents:||28 September 1913 - 29 July 1914 --
21 August 1914 - 1 April 1915 --
3 April 1915 - 26 August 1915 --
27 August 1915 - 26 December 1915 --
8 January 1916 - 17 September 1916 --
19 September 1916 - 19 December 1916 --
26 December 1916 - 11 June 1917 --
25 June 1917 - 24 June 1918.
|Responsibility:||edited by Alan Bishop and Mark Bostridge.|
Taken together, the letters present a remarkable and profoundly moving portrait of five idealistic youths caught up in the cataclysm of war. Spanning the duration of the war, the letters vividly convey the uncertainty, confusion, and almost unbearable suspense of the tumultuous war years. They offer both male and female perspectives and reveal important historical insights by allowing the reader to witness and understand the Great War from a variety of viewpoints: that of the soldier in the trenches, of the volunteer nurse in military hospitals, and even of the civilians on the home front. As World War I fades from living memory, these letters are a powerful and stirring testament to a generation forever shattered and haunted by grief, loss, and promise unfulfilled.
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