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Because You Died: Poetry and Prose of the First World War and After
     

Because You Died: Poetry and Prose of the First World War and After

by Vera Brittain
 

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This collection of Vera Brittain's poetry and prose, some of it never published before, commemorates the men she loved - fianc?, 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.

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This collection of Vera Brittain's poetry and prose, some of it never published before, commemorates the men she loved - fianc?, 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780748118410
Publisher:
Little, Brown Book Group
Publication date:
02/04/2010
Sold by:
Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Vera Brittain (1893–1970) is a controversial writer, pacifist, and feminist best known as the author of Testament of Youth. Mark Bostridge coauthored Vera Brittain: A Life and edited Letters From A Lost Generation: First World War Letters of Vera Brittain and Four Friends.

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