Pick of the Paperbacks; Testament of Youth, Vera Brittain. New York: Seaview Books. $7.95
This beautifully written autobiography of a young English woman during the years 1913-1925 gives us a vivid picture of what World War I meant to her as an individual and to her country. Serving as a volunteer nurse in the armed forces , and with her brother, fiance, and a close friend at the battlefront, she had firsthand experience in the events of that tragic time.
Vera Brittain gives a clear-eyed appraisal of what the war did to the men and women of her generation and how it changed the way of life in Britain. An ardent feminist, her views on a woman's choice about marriage and/or a career are as pertinent today as when the book was first publi shed in 1933.