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 World War I
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
Occupation
  • Writer
  • Author
  • Journalist
Alma materSomerville College, Oxford
Genre
Notable worksTestament of Youth
SpouseSir George Catlin
ChildrenJohn Brittain-Catlin
Shirley Williams

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