Brittain, Vera, Letter, 14 September 1915

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Description: 
Letter to Roland Leighton

Tabs

Case Study: 
Violets from the Trenches: Selections from the Letters of Roland Leighton and Vera Brittain
Creator: 
Brittain, Vera
Source: 
letter
Date: 
14 September 1915
Place: Buxton
Collection/Fonds: 
Contributer: 
McMaster University Libraries
Rights: 
Vera Brittain estate; McMaster University has a non-exclusive licence to publish this document.

Identifier: 
00001438-4
Language: 
eng
Type: 
image
Format: 
jpg
Transcript: 

[partial transcription; text matches the audio, not the original letter]
Sometimes in nightmare dreams I imagine what might happen to the physical being of someone I know & love -- think perhaps of Edward’s attractive face & tall form & dear long hands, & how they might lie unhonoured & untended in some No Man’s Land in the Dardanelles -- at the mercy of sun & rain & flies & birds of prey. I don’t think you can really mean it when you say that your opinions differ as to whether it is really a pity to kill men on any sort of day. Were men brought into the world with toil & pain just for this?