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The Victim of Germany's Crowning Infamy: The Heroic Miss Edith Cavell, Executed by the Germans

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A thrill of horror and intense indignation, which will be felt at the recruiting offices and on the field, was aroused by the execution of Miss Edith Cavell, lately head of a training-school for nurses in Brussels. She was arrested by the Germans there on August 5, sentenced to death, and executed on October 13. ” It is understood,” the Press Bureau. stated, ” that the charge against Miss Cavell was that she had harboured fugitive British and French soldiers and Belgians of military age, and had assisted them

to escape from Belgium in order to jo:n the colours.” Miss Cavell had nursed many wounded German officers. Later, she Could have left, but chose to remain at her post. This cruel execution is in striking contrast to the treatment of a German woman spy recently sentenced here merely to a term of imprisonment. Miss Cavell was the daughter of the late Rev. Frederick Cavell, V-:ar of Swardeston, near Norwich. She was trained at the London Hospital, and afterwards worked at St. Pancras and Shoreditch Infirmaries.


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Issue 3992. - Vol CXLVII

Oct, 23 1915

Illustrated London News