Brittain, Vera, Diary, 31 December 1915

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Description: 
Vera Brittain diary, 31 December 1915

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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: 
31 December 1915
Collection/Fonds: 

Brittain, Vera

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

Identifier: 
00000301-2
Language: 
eng
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image
Format: 
jpg
Transcript: 

...Galahad both in body & soul. I used to call Roland Sir Galahad, but the name suits Victor still better, for while both had in common the chevalier's purity and uprightness of heart, Roland was too much of a leader & a king. Sir Galahad was like Victor -- one who follows in simplicity and humility that which is before him. When they had gone Mrs. Leighton said she must lose no time in sending Victor on the quest of the Holy Grail. He had to leave early & promised he would most certainly meet me in London. Edward accompanied him to the station & came back for a few hours more. Before they went we had the "Morning Hymn" on the gramaphone. If anyone had told me that I should ever cry openly by two Lieutenants of the British Army, even though one was my brother, I should not have believed it. But as it was not only I but they wept unashamedly as the music made more vivid of vision of how the world ended for what was -- & still is -- the most terribly dear of all things on earth. It calls up rather a ....