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

by Vera Mary Brittain

‘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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