Brittain, Vera, Diary, 22 August 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: 
22 August 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: 
00000298
Language: 
eng
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Transcript: 

I shall never forget this day. It will shine out in my memory like a beacon long after nearly all else has passed into oblivion.
I don't remember exactly how I spent the first part of the morning, but it was chiefly in wandering about & getting acquainted with the lie of the land which I had seen so dimly last night. The day was showery & rather cold but there were fitful gleams of sunshine between dark clouds. Heather Cliff stands in a position which its name exactly describes; it is almost on the edge of a low cliff which at the back is covered with gorse & heather & in front slopes gently down towards the sea. Between the foot of the cliff, along the top of which runs the promenade, and the sea is a small flat plain of grass and sand - just the spot for landing & mustering a surprise party of hostile troops. Lowestoft has indeed been afraid of both