Vera Mary Brittain

Vera May Brittain was a poet and a nurse. She is best known for her memoir Testament of Youth, published in 1933. Her first novel, The Dark Tide, was published in 1923 and created a scandal due to the way it represented the Oxford dons. She died in 1970 after an interesting and varied career.

August, 1914

‘August, 1914’ by Vera Mary Brittain is a short anti-war poem that speaks on the beginnings of conflict from a “divine” perspective.


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