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Chronicle of Youth von Vera Brittain

Chronicle of Youth Vera Brittain

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Zusammenfassung

The war diaries, written in London, Malta and France during WWI.

Chronicle of Youth Zusammenfassung

Chronicle of Youth Vera Brittain

Vera Brittain's bestselling Testament of Youth was based on her own copious diaries which have a much greater intimacy and immediacy than the account written for publication. These are those diaries. They begin in the carefree summer of 1913 with a blossoming romance and earnest discussions about the purpose of life and the nature of God - but not about the onset of war, which takes them by surprise. The diary entries that follow that blissful period begin to darken rapidly. Her brother, her fiance and most of their young men friends are killed in the war. Vera herself goes from knitting helmets and bandaging classes to abandoning her studies at Oxford to train as a nurse. She spent the remainder of the war nursing war-wounded men, among them German prisoners. Her diaries written in London, Malta and France, contain moving descriptions of battle scenes; Zeppelin horrors over London and provide a poignant insight into the mind of this generous-hearted girl who was to become a beacon of the feminist movement.She emerged from these horrifying testing years a committed and lifelong pacifist.

Über Vera Brittain

Born in 1893, Vera Brittain was educated at Somerville College, Oxford, and became renowned as a pacifist, feminist, author, journalist and lecturer, after her first hand experiences of the first world war. She died in 1970.

Zusätzliche Informationen

GOR002211665
9781842120941
1842120948
Chronicle of Youth Vera Brittain
Gebraucht - Sehr Gut
Broschiert
Orion Publishing Co
2000-08-17
384
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