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The gritty reality of false hope in “Turtles Can Fly”

Following the US-led strikes in Syria this week, there are global calls of praise for the swift action of President Trump, yet logical reservation by those who have seen this play before.

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Video: Why Vera Brittain’s 1933 memoir should be on your reading list

Published on the eve of World War II, Vera Brittain's memoir - The Testament of Youth - humanized the victims of war, and warned against the intoxicating elixir of duty and patriotism.

Vera Brittain’s 1933 memoir speaks true today

"It is not perhaps, so very surprising that the War at first seemed to me an infuriating personal interruption rather than a world-wide catastrophe." V.B.

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