Vera Brittain

(1893-1970 / England)

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Vera Mary Brittain (29 December 1893 – 29 March 1970) was an English writer, feminist and pacifist, best remembered as the author of the best-selling 1933 memoir Testament of Youth, recounting her experiences during World War I and the beginning of her journey towards pacifism.

Born in Newcastle-under-Lyme, Brittain was the daughter of a well-to-do family that owned paper mills in ... more »

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  • ''Politics are usually the executive expression of human immaturity.''
    Vera Brittain (1896-1970), British author, pacifist. The Rebel Passion, ch. 1 (1964).
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