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Edith Cavell
Faith before the firing squad

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Edith Louisa Cavell was a British nurse. She is celebrated for saving the lives of soldiers from both sides and in helping some 200 Allied soldiers escape from German-occupied Belgium during the First World War, for which she was arrested. She was subsequently court-martialled, found guilty of treason and sentenced to death. She was shot by a German firing squad 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 named after her. She will feature on a commemorative [5.00 coin in 2015.


Acknowledgments 9
Foreword 11
1 Edith's Final Hours 15
2 Growing Up in the Vicarage 22
3 Promises, Promises 34
4 An Eternal Home 47
5 Values to Live By 59
6 A New Career in Nursing 72
7 Images of Heaven 89
8 New Beginnings in Belgium 97
9 Dedication and Duty 116
10 Betrayal 140
11 Sentenced to Death 154
12 A Legacy of Hope 181
Resources 190


ISBN-13: 9780857216571
Publisher: Monarch Books
Publication date: September, 2015
Pages: 192
Weight: 611g
Availability: Contact supplier
Subcategories: Nursing


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