Brittain, Vera, Diary, 5-6 July 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: 
5-6 July 1915
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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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00000296-2
Language: 
eng
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"well-deserved success." She says she is glad I like my new job, & puts also "Do spare yourself all you can for the first month until you are trained in a little; it would be such a pity to break down." I wonder what she will do herself. Something remarkable, I know.
Tuesday July 6th
I again met the postman on my way to the hospital; he had two letters from Roland for me & one for Daddy. I took the two letters & put them in my pocket, & there they tantalized me the whole morning. For I never had a moment to look at them. Every time I was at the point of doing so someone wanted something immediately. However, at lunch time I opened them at last. The first, written on July 2nd, told me that he was writing in a little room close to the roof, which overlooked grey green corn fields, red-tiled houses, & a wooded ridge in the distance. The district was a colliery mine and miners' cottages dotted the road from there to Paris. He frequently sees the men going home. ....