Testament Of Youth

Testament Of Youth

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F or nearly a decade I have wanted, with a growing sense of urgency, to write something which would show what the whole War and post-war period — roughly, from the years leading up to 1914 until about 1935 — has meant to the men and women of my generation, the generation of those boys and girls who grewupjust before the War broke out. Iwanted to give too, if I could, an impression of the changes which that period brought about in the minds and lives of very different groups of individuals belonging to the large section of middle-class society from which my own family comes.

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Genre : History
Author by : Vera Brittain
Publisher : Prabhat Prakashan
Release : 1979-01-01
File : 661 Pages
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Testament Of Youth

Testament Of Youth

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Vera Mary Brittain (29 December 1893 – 29 March 1970) was an English Voluntary Aid Detachment (VAD) nurse, writer, feminist, socialist, and pacifist. Her best-selling 1933 memoir Testament of Youth recounted her experiences during the First World War and the beginning of her journey towards pacifism.

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Genre : History
Author by : Vera Brittain
Publisher : Prabhat Prakashan
Release : 101-01-01
File : Pages
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Vera Brittain And The First World War

Vera Brittain And The First World War

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Vera Brittain and the First World War tells the remarkable story of the author behind Testament of Youth whilst charting the book's ascent to become one of the most loved memoirs of the First World War period. Such interest is set to expand even more in this centenary year of the war's outbreak. In the midst of her studies at Oxford when war broke out across Europe, Vera Brittain left university in 1915 to become a V.A.D (Voluntary Aid Detachment) nurse, treating soldiers in London, Malta and Etaples in France. The events of the First World War were to have an enormous impact on her life. Four of Brittain's closest friends including her fiancé Roland Leighton and her brother Edward Brittain MC were killed in action, sparking a lifelong commitment to pacifism. In 1933 she published Testament of Youth, the first of three books dealing with her experience of war. In equal measures courageous, tragic and deeply fascinating, Testament of Youth is one of the most compelling and important works of war literature ever to have been written by a British woman. Mark Bostridge's Vera Brittain and the First World War, published to coincide with the film of Testament of Youth, explores the effects of the First World War on Vera Brittain, both in terms of her personal life and in terms of its effect on her development as a writer and her eventual decision to become a pacifist. Taking advantage of the interest generated by the film, it will bring her story to a new generation and incorporate the most up-to-date research. It will also include a short essay 'From Book to Film', describing the process of turning Testament of Youth into a major feature film. This will include interviews with the production staff and actors, as well as with members of Vera Brittain's family, including Shirley Williams. The film, which has been scripted by Juliette Towhidi and is being produced by BBC Films and Heyday Films, the makers of Harry Potter, is currently in production. Alicia Vikander (Anna Karenina) stars as Brittain, with Kit Harington (Game of Thrones, Pompeii) playing her fiancé Roland Leighton.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author by : Mark Bostridge
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Release : 2014-12-04
File : 224 Pages
ISBN : 9781408188453


Because You Died

Because You Died

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This collection of Vera Brittain's poetry and prose, some of it never published before, commemorates the men she loved - fiancé, brother and two close friends - who served and died in the First World War. It draws on her experiences as a VAD nurse in London, Malta, and France, and illustrates her growing conviction of the wickedness of all war. Illustrated with many extraordinary photographs from Brittain's own albums, and edited with a new introduction by Mark Bostridge, Because You Died is an elegy to men who lost their lives in a bloody conflict, and a volume of remembrance to mark the ninetieth anniversary of the Armistice.

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Genre : History
Author by : Vera Brittain
Publisher : Virago
Release : 2010-02-04
File : 272 Pages
ISBN : 9780748118410


Testament Of Friendship

Testament Of Friendship

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In her bestselling first volume of autobiography, Testament of Youth, Vera Brittain passionately recorded the agonising years of the First World War, lamenting the destruction of a generation which for her included those she most dearly loved - her lover, her brother, her closest friends. In Testament of Friendship Brittain tells the story of the woman who helped her survive those tragic years - the writer Winifred Holtby. They met at Somerville College, Oxford, immediately after the war and their friendship continued through Vera's marriage and their separate but parallel writing careers until Winifred's untimely death at the age of thirty-seven.When she died her fame as a writer was about to reach its peak with the publication of her greatest novel, South Riding. A moving record of a friendship between two women of courage, determination and intelligence, and a wonderful portrait of a lifelong love, Testament of Friendship now takes its rightful place as a Virago Modern Classic, with a new introduction by Mark Bostridge.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author by : Vera Brittain
Publisher : Hachette UK
Release : 2012-03-22
File : 224 Pages
ISBN : 9781405515559


Testament Of Youth

Testament Of Youth

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This classic memoir of the First World War is now a major motion picture starring Alicia Vikander and Kit Harington. Includes an afterword by Kate Mosse OBE. In 1914 Vera Brittain was 20, and as war was declared she was preparing to study at Oxford. Four years later her life - and the life of her whole generation - had changed in a way that would have been unimaginable in the tranquil pre-war era. TESTAMENT OF YOUTH, one of the most famous autobiographies of the First World War, is Brittain's account of how she survived those agonising years; how she lost the man she loved; how she nursed the wounded and how she emerged into an altered world. A passionate record of a lost generation, it made Vera Brittain one of the best-loved writers of her time, and has lost none of its power to shock, move and enthral readers since its first publication in 1933.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author by : Vera Brittain
Publisher : Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Release : 2009-07-16
File : 608 Pages
ISBN : 9780297859147


The Origins Of The First World War

The Origins Of The First World War

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The second edition of this leading introduction to the origins of the First World War. Updated to take account of the latest debates around the war's origins and outbreak, this is an essential classroom text which significantly revises our understanding of diplomacy, political culture, and economic history from 1870 to 1914.

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Genre : History
Author by : William Mulligan
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2017-03-31
File : 280 Pages
ISBN : 9781107159594


Chronicle Of Youth

Chronicle Of Youth

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Genre : Authors, English
Author by : Vera Brittain
Publisher : London : Gollancz
Release : 1981
File : 382 Pages
ISBN : 0575028882


Vera Brittain

Vera Brittain

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author by : Hilary Bailey
Publisher : Penguin Group USA
Release : 1987
File : 116 Pages
ISBN : STANFORD:36105040691326


For The Strength Of Youth

For The Strength Of Youth

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OUR DEAR YOUNG MEN AND YOUNG WOMEN, we have great confidence in you. You are beloved sons and daughters of God and He is mindful of you. You have come to earth at a time of great opportunities and also of great challenges. The standards in this booklet will help you with the important choices you are making now and will yet make in the future. We promise that as you keep the covenants you have made and these standards, you will be blessed with the companionship of the Holy Ghost, your faith and testimony will grow stronger, and you will enjoy increasing happiness.

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Genre : Mormons
Author by : The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Publisher : The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Release : 1966
File : 16 Pages
ISBN : 9781465107664