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2 June 1915 Roland A Leighton 1895-1915

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Roland Leighton was the oldest surviving child of literary parents, Robert and Marie Leighton, and was born on 27th March 1895 in London. As a result of the guilt following the death of her first child, Marie spoilt Roland and neglected his younger siblings-sister Clare and brother Evelyn. Roland entered Uppingham School in September 1909 and was …


The Virago Book of Women & the Great War

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Book review by Ann Clayton. I was gratified to see that this collection of women's experiences of the Great War opens with an extract from Beatrice Kelsey's journal which was first published in Stand To! 44. Following this are extracts from the memoirs, journals and letters of dozens of women, many of whose names are well-known to us, such as Vera…


Vera Brittain - The Militant Pacifist: Misconceptions of her Importance in Military History

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  By Dr. Phylomena H. Badsey Originally published by the Journal of the Centre for First World Studies. Posted here with permission. Vera Brittain (1897-1970) is best known to this audience for her sixth book Testament of Youth An Autobiographical Study of the Years 1900-1925, published in 1933 and based on her own war diary, Chronicle of Yout…


Letters From A Lost Generation

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ISBN: 0-316-64664-4  Hardback 427 pp  £18.99 Published by Little, Brown.  In these days of emails and texts, letters are not used widely as a means of communication. During the Great War however, letters were one of the few methods of keeping in touch. These letters give a more complete picture of Vera Brittain and the 4 men who she writes about …