Vera Brittain

Vera Mary Brittain (1893 – 1970) was an English nurse, writer, feminist and pacifist. Her best-selling memoir Testament of Youth was published in 1933, and recounted her harrowing experiences during the First World War, including the loss of her brother Edward in 1918. A quotation from her poem ‘To My Brother’ featured on a commemorative stamp produced in 2016 by Royal Mail as one of their Special Stamps commemorating the 100th anniversary of the First World War.