Daily Archives: December 26, 2015

Vera Brittain informed of her fiancé’s death at Western Front 100 years ago today (Dec 26 1915)

Video: '1914~1918. A BBC History of the Great War: 3. Total War' (Dec. 26, 1915, at 15:27)

(Sunday, December 26, 1915, during World War I)Vera Brittain, a 21-year-old nurse in the British Red Cross who would become a famous author and feminist after the war, was informed today that her fiancé Roland Leighton, who had been given Christmas leave, had died Dec. 23, 1915, of wounds sustained in battle at the Western Front in France.