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Testament of Youth: Vera Brittain's classic, 80 years on

Testament of Youth: Vera Brittain's classic, 80 years on Vera Brittain lost her fiance, brother and two closest male friends in the first world war. She wrote Testament of Youth as a cry of outrage and agony, so that the futility of their deaths would be remembered. Eighty years on, it remains one of the most powerful and widely read war memoirs of all time.

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"I walk in a ways where pain and sorrow dwell, And ruin such as only War can bring, Where each lies through his individual hell, Fraught with remembered horror none can tell, And no more is there glory in the spring" - Vera Brittain

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from Telegraph.co.uk

Testament of Youth gave voice to a lost generation

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