Edward Brittain in Italy - January, 1918

from Letter from Edward Brittain to Vera Brittain, 4 Jan. 1918, page 388:

It is very cold where we are on the top of a hill which you may know, as you know where we are from the papers, and everything freezes up... we have a tiny hovel - the mess and kitchen are one and the floor is of earth. 3 of us sleep in one sort of attic above and the other 3 were sleeping in another one last night but nearly got blown out by the draft. However there is a fire and the gramophone still plays....
cite as

Letter from Edward Brittain to Vera Brittain, 4 Jan. 1918. In A. G. Bishop and Mark Bostridge (ed.), Letters from a lost generation : First World War letters of Vera Brittain and four friends - Roland Leighton, Edward Brittain, Victor Richardson, Geoffrey Thurlow (:London, 1999), p. 388. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1400743366933 accessed: 20 April, 2024

location of experience: Italy


Edward Brittain
captain, Officer (armed forces)

Experience Information

Date/Time January, 1918
Medium playback
Listening Environment in private, indoors


Edward was serving with the 11th Sherwood Foresters on the Italian Front. He was killed in action on the Asiago Plateau on 15 June 1918.

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Thu, 22 May 2014 08:22:47 +0100