Nurse Edith Cavell: Two Accounts of a Notable British Nurse of the First World War---The Martyrdom of Nurse Cavell by William Thomson Hill & With Edith Cavell in Belgium by Jacqueline Van Til

Nurse Edith Cavell: Two Accounts of a Notable British Nurse of the First World War---The Martyrdom of Nurse Cavell by William Thomson Hill & With Edith Cavell in Belgium by Jacqueline Van Til

by William Thomson Hill, Jacqueline Van Til

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I cannot stop while there are lives to be saved

Edith Cavell

Nurse Edith Cavell was a British Nurse and humanitarian who became famous during the First World War for not only nursing and saving the lives of battle casualties with no regard for the nationality of the combatants, but also for her work in assisting some 200 Allied soldiers to escape incarceration by the victorious German Army in Belgium during the early stages of the conflict. This middle aged nurse was discovered by the Germans, who considered her actions treasonable, abetting the escape of troops who might return to the battle front. Cavell was subsequently tried by court marshal, sentenced to be executed and shot by firing squad in October 1915, aged 50 years. The event was widely reported by the world press and the effect on the public at large was electric providing a propaganda triumph for the Allied cause and an equal disaster for the German cause-although they considered their actions fair and reasonable by the rules of war. Cavell's influence on nursing in Belgium has been an enduring one. This book contains two accounts brought together by Leonaur for interest and good value. The first, The Martyrdom of Nurse Cavell by William Thomson Hill, provides an overview of the Cavell story whilst the second, With Edith Cavell in Belgium by Jacqueline Van Til, was written by a young nurse who worked closely with Cavell and who had inside knowledge and personal experience of the dramatic events as they unfolded. Available in softcover and hardcover with dust jacket.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780857065087
Publisher: Oakpast
Publication date: 03/16/2011
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.50(d)

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