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Battlefield Guide Books and Maps - Vera Brittain
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First World War Poets with portraits and short biographies

 

 

 

 

 

 

  A POET OF THE GREAT WAR    
VERA BRITTAIN

A brief summary of the biography in the book

Vera Brittain was born on 29 December 1893 to a family where the father thought that girls, if they were to be educated, should be second to boys. Thus while her brother Edward went to Uppingham she was sent off to a boarding school where her aunt was vice-principal.

However she was made of stern stuff and eventually won a scholarship to Oxford, but following the outbreak of war in 1914 she enrolled as a VAD.

Her personal losses in the war were punishing - her fiance Roland Leighton and her younger brother were killed as well as two other close friends.She wrote about her war experiences, including nursing the wounded from the Battle of the Somme, in Verses of a VAD and after her return to Oxford she wrote The Lament of the Demobilised in which she spoke bitterly about four wasted years, though her most familiar work is probably Testament of Youth

We tell in our book of her other work and of her friendships and give in full her poem The Last Post.

 

A sketch of Vera Brittain done by the talented artist Charlotte Zeepvat. Charlotte has sketched portraits of all of the poets in the book - 25 in all - making this a most unique collection of images of the poets of the First World War.

    

 

 

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Succinct but telling essays with portraits of 25 poets of the Great War -  Edmund Blunden Vera Brittain Rupert Brooke Leslie Coulson Gilbert Frankau Wilfrid Gibson Robert Graves Julian Grenfell Ivor Gurney Alan Patrick Herbert William Noel Hodgson Francis Ledwidge Roland Leighton
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