Brittain, Vera, Diary, 18-22 April 1917

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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: 
18-22 April 1917
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Contributer: 
McMaster University Libraries
Rights: 
Vera Brittain estate; McMaster University has a non-exclusive licence to publish this document.

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00000310-2
Language: 
eng
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Did he fight & conquer Death in his dreadful illness of 1915, only to die of dreadful wounds? For these answers too & must wait. Waiting, watching, suspense, mourning -- will there never be anything else in life? I am so weary of it all -- but I bow my head before the storm now, I don't try to fight it any more. I no longer expect things to go well for me; I don't know that I even ask that they shall. All I ask is that I may fulfil my own small weary part in this War in such a way as to be worthy of Them, who die & suffer pain.
April 22nd 1917
On Friday I sent a cable home asking for further news of Victor. This morning the answer came from Edward "Eyesight probably gone, may live" -- So -- if he lives -- he will be blind -- the dear splendid cynical boy ...