First World War Poetry Digital Archive

"Vera Brittain" web sites

6 online resources.
The Orlando project
This is the website of The Orlando Project which, inspired by Virginia Woolf's important contribution to the promotion of women's writing, aims to write the first full scholarly history of women's writing in the British Isles. The site is under construction and is a collaborative undertaking, involving partcipants from universities in Canada, the United States, Australia and England. A chronology is provided of important events which help to contextualise women's writing within a cultural and historical framework. At present this chronology can be searched by date, …
BBC : Radio 4 : Woman's Hour : Women war poets
Audio from this radio broadcast from 2001, synopsis includes: 'Siegfried Sassoon, Wilfred Owen and Isaac Rosenberg produced an enduring body of poetry in which they commemorated and protested against the trench experience of World War One. But what about the women poets? Have they been excluded from the literary canon because they didn't fight at the front? Contributor: Michele Fry of the Cheltenham and Gloucester College of Higher Education'
Oxford DNB : The Armistice
To commemorate the 90th anniversary of the end of the First World War you can read, for free, the life stories of 36 individuals from the Oxford DNB. The presentation is arranged into the categories: Women and War; the Trenches; the Fallen; Empire; Land, Sea and Air; and Remembrance - reflecting different aspects of the 1914-18 conflict. The biographies include: Vera Brittain, Ivor Gurney, and Wilfred Owen.
Prose and poetry : Vera Brittain
An article from the First World website.
Spartacus Educational : Vera Brittain
An article from the American education website Spartacus.
Violets from the Trenches: Selections from the Letters of Roland Leighton and Vera Brittain
From the McMaster University Library's website 'Peace and War in the 20th Century', which uses images and official records available in archives, to tell 'compelling, personal stories'. This University in Canada acquired the archives of the feminist, journalist, and pacifist Vera Brittain and includes photographs and images from the letters between her and Roland Leighton.