Brittain, Vera, Diary, 24-25 April 1915

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Diary of Vera Brittain

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Case Study: 
From Youth to Experience: Vera Brittain’s Work for Peace in Two World Wars
Creator: 
Brittain, Vera
Source: 
diary
Date: 
24-25 April 1915
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Contributer: 
McMaster University Libraries
Rights: 
Vera Brittain estate; McMaster University has a non-exclusive licence to publish this document.

Identifier: 
00000293
Language: 
eng
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.... about 2 1/2 hours. He was then quite safe, & nothing much of damage had been done by the shells. I shiver to think of it, it is terrible. I wonder if he was afraid. Oh! my darling, my darling, to see you again now but for one brief hour! Things have advanced so far ever since we last met. When I arrived here I found a Field Service Postcard from him with all the printed part crossed out except "I am quite well. I have received your letter dated April 17th. Letter follows at earliest opportunity." That was the one in which I said my photograph was more fortunate than its original. I wish I could be enduring with him, instead of waiting in suspense in "soft" surroundings. If only this term will go quickly! -- because I suffer myself & long to alleviate, even indirectly, the sufferings of others.
Sunday April 25th
Breakfast was passed almost in silence. I fear these weeks are going to be a sort of perpetual "High". At 9:30 mother came, & we went first to Oriel to