March 2016 archive

Testament of Youth and English TV dramas of the 1970s

I watched Testament of Youth again – the BBC drama from about 1978, not the recent movie. It’s based on Vera Brittain’s memoir of the same name, a memoir that helped define our ideas about WWI. For example, according to the preface to a reissuing of the book, the notion that nearly a whole generation […] Read more…