Vera Brittain

Vera Mary Brittain (29 December 1893 – 29 March 1970) was an English Voluntary Aid Detachment (VAD) nurse, writer, feminist, socialist[1] 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.

Vera Brittain
Brittain shortly after the First World War
BornVera Mary Brittain
(1893-12-29)29 December 1893
Newcastle Under Lyme, Staffordshire, England
Died29 March 1970(1970-03-29) (aged 76)
Wimbledon, London, England
  • Writer
  • Author
  • Journalist
Alma materSomerville College, Oxford
Notable worksTestament of Youth
SpouseSir George Catlin
ChildrenJohn Brittain-Catlin
Shirley Williams

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