Testament of Youth: An Autobiographical Study of the Years 1900-1925

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Penguin, 1933 - Authors, English - 661 pages
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Brittain’s pacifist and feminist memoir of the First World War, in which she served as a nurse in London, Malta, and in France at the front, is a classic account of an entire generation marked by fatal idealism and changed by war.
  

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User Review  - Claire Boulter - Goodreads

Couldn't put it down! Loved finding out about this girl's determination to go to Oxford, then how WW1 interrupted her plans, how the many men she knew went to war, how she became a nurse..etc. Read full review

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User Review  - Peter Jowers - Goodreads

See in particular review by Angie but several until you get to her contribution are excellent. Probably one of the best anti-war books you will ever read. Many readers who are supporters of feminist ... Read full review

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Contents

FORWARD FROM NEWCASTLE
17
PROVINCIAL YOUNGLADYHOOD
50
OXFORD VERSUS WAR
94
LEARNING VERSUS LIFE
135
CAMBERWELL VERSUS DEATH
205
WHEN THE VISION DIES
239
TAWNY ISLAND
290
BETWEEN THE SANDHILLS AND THE SEA
362
THIS LONELIEST HOUR
427
SURVIVORS NOT WANTED
467
PIPING FOR PEACE
535
ANOTHER STRANGER
606
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Vera Brittain (1893-1970) served as a nurse in the British armed forces in World War I and afterward devoted herself to the causes of peace and feminism. She wrote twenty-nine books, of which Testament of Youth is the best-known.

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