Today is Vera Brittain’s birthday. Writers Write Creative blog does a small feature on authors on their birthdays. Here is the link to Vera Brittain’s: http://writers-write-creative-blog.posthaven.com/literary-birthday-29-december-vera-brittain.
As you can see from the quotes, Brittain was an outspoken feminist and pacifist. Her experience in the Great War (losing two fiances, her brother, and her friend), prompted her to return to Somerville College at Oxford and switch her focus from Literature to History. She believed that by studying history, she can understand how the war came about and what can be done to prevent another one.