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Vera Brittain and the First World War : the story of Testament of Youth

Author: Mark Bostridge
Publisher: London : Bloomsbury, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the midst of her studies at Oxford when war broke out across Europe, Vera Brittain left university in 1915 to become a V.A.D (Voluntary Aid Detachment) nurse, treating soldiers in London, Malta and Etaples in France. The events of the First World War were to have an enormous impact on her life. Four of Brittain's closest friends including her fiancé Roland Leighton and her brother Edward Brittain MC were killed  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Named Person: Vera Brittain; Vera Brittain; Vera Brittain; Vera Brittain; Vera Brittain; Vera Brittain
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Bostridge
ISBN: 9781408188446 1408188449 9781472918574 1472918576
OCLC Number: 902612485
Description: xx, 252 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 23 cm
Contents: Provincial young ladyhood 1893-1914 --
Love and war 1914-1915 --
To the bitter end 1916-1918 --
'Didn't women have their war as well?' 1918-1933 --
From book to film 1934-2014.
Responsibility: Mark Bostridge.

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As the much anticipated film adaptation of Vera Brittain's First World War testimony "Testament of Youth" arrives in cinemas in 2014/15 this new book from Mark Bostridge (her biographer) tells the  Read more...

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