Edith Cavell

by Catherine Butcher (Author) }

Edith Cavell

Format: Paperback

Vendor: Lion Hudson

Publication Date: October 27, 2015

ISBN: 0857216570

ISBN-13: 9780857216571

Number of Pages: 192

Dimensions: 7.7559 × 5 (inches)

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A compelling short biography of a British nurse whose execution by the Germans caused an outcry Edith Louisa Cavell was a British nurse, celebrated for saving the lives of soldiers from both sides and helping some 200 Allied soldiers escape from German-occupied Belgium during the First World War. She was arrested and subsequently court-martialed, found guilty of treason, and sentenced to death. She was shot by a German firing squad in October 1915 at the age of 49. Her execution was greeted with worldwide condemnation and extensive press coverage.

A woman of profound faith, she told her chaplain on the night before her execution, \"Standing as I do in view of God and eternity, I realize that patriotism is not enough. I must have no hatred or bitterness towards anyone.\"

Her death caused international outrage and may have contributed to America\'s decision to enter the war. Three films and a stage play have been written about her life, and many public buildings and streets are named after her.

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