Fatal Destiny: Edith Cavell, World War I Nurse (UK Edition)

Fatal Destiny: Edith Cavell, World War I Nurse (UK Edition)

by Terri Arthur

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Winner of the 2015 Midwest Book Award for Historical Fiction. An inspiring story everyone should know...and will never forget!

Based on historical fact, this captivating novel tells the story of the legendary Edith Cavell, a British nurse whose duties as a healer clashed with the demands of a ruthless occupying regime during World War I. At the request of a brilliant, hot-headed surgeon, Edith went from London to Brussels to create Belgium's first school of nursing. At the height of her success, the German army marched into neutral Belgium and took over her hospital and school.

Knowing the dangers of working against the repressive and brutal control of the German occupiers, Edith joined the Resistance movement. Her life was then plunged into the dangerous and clandestine world of the Belgian Underground, where she became a key link in the rescuing of Allied soldiers separated from their units. For nine months, this quiet, religious nurse went about saving over a thousand soldiers under the very noses of the German command.

"Patriotism is not enough." - Edith Cavell

This book is the British edition of "Fatal Decision: Edith Cavell WWI Nurse" by Terri Arthur.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781595983428
Publisher: HenschelHAUS Publishing, Inc.
Publication date: 09/05/2014
Pages: 502
Sales rank: 865,008
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.12(d)

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Fatal Destiny: Edith Cavell, World War I Nurse (UK Edition) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Eleanorcowan More than 1 year ago
Trickery, usury, and ugly abuse of power remain undiminished in our world. So what steadies us? Read the unvarnished details about one risk-taking nurse in one clinic, in one city, during WW1, including the minutiae of living authentically in a treacherous situation. Each one of us faces our own opportunities in life and this well-researched, unvarnished historical biography inspires us to take the big risks - for goodness sake! Eleanor Cowan, author of : A History of a Pedophile's Wife