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65894: Letter: To Vera Brittain

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posted on 2024-05-02, 15:11 authored by First World War Poetry Digital Archive Project Team

Describes reading Vera Brittain's letters by candlelight and responding to them / the state of the trenches and dugouts / location of the platoon / a bullet passing Roland Leighton's head as he shaved / potential for remaining in the sector / forgetting about danger and the potential for death / graves in the wood / wonders how much he should share with Vera / mending barbed wire on detail / idealism and the war / anticipates a future together with Vera.

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Identifier

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Subject

Brittain, Vera (1893 - 197)

Creator

Leighton, Roland (1895-1915)

Date

20th April 1915 - 21st April 1915

Date Created

20/04/1915

Temporal Date

21/04/1915

Spatial

Flanders, Belgium

Source

Leaf

Medium

Paper

Type

Letter | Letter

Pages

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

Number of Pages

7

Contributor

Alisa Miller

Rights

The Vera Brittain Fonds, McMaster University Library / The Roland Leighton Literary Estate

Collection ID

The Vera Brittain Archive Folder 1915-6April20-21p1-7 | The Vera Brittain Archive Folder 1915-6April20-21p1-7 | The Vera Brittain Archive Folder 1915-6April20-21p1-7 | The Vera Brittain Archive Folder 1915-6April20-21p1-7 | The Vera Brittain Archive Folder 1915-6April20-21p1-7 | The Vera Brittain Archive Folder 1915-6April20-21p1-7 | The Vera Brittain Archive Folder 1915-6April20-21p1-7

Repository Name

McMaster University, Mills Memorial Library, The William Ready Division of Archives and Research Collections

Repository Address

1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, Ontario, L8S 4L6, Canada

Publisher

The First World War Poetry Digital Archive

Usage metrics

    The Roland Leighton Collection

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