Saturday, October 22, 2011

Edith Cavell

The story of a heroic World War I nurse.
"Patriotism is not enough, I must have no hatred or bitterness towards anyone." Last words Edith Cavell .

Although The Story of Nurse Edith Cavell happened in the year after the beginning of the First World War one can barely read a history of the war with out coming across her name. Her death by firing squad was used by the Allies to advantage for propaganda.

The opening days of the First World War saw the Belgians almost overrun. With the occupation of the cities, anything of value that could be moved was. As the population of Belgium and France fled from the invading Germans, with cities almost deserted, one who stayed behind was...

Edith Cavell (1865-1915) was a British nurse serving in Belgium who was executed on a charge of assisting Allied prisoners to escape during World War One. (Read entire post.)
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4 comments:

Brantigny said...

Thanks for your gracious lonk to my post. Richard

Gio said...

Very interesting and so tragic. Thanks for sharing.

Matterhorn said...

It was exaggerated in Allied propaganda, but there WAS plenty of real cruelty during the German invasion of Belgium in World War I, including massacres of civilians and sacking of towns. The King was afraid they were going to destroy Brussels.

elena maria vidal said...

I agree! It was awful for the Belgian people!