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Edith Cavell: Faith Before the Firing Squad

Edith Cavell: Faith Before the Firing Squad

Author: Catherine Butcher
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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 #65533;5.00 coin in 2015.
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Catherine Butcher is a professional editor and journalist. She has edited a number of magazines, including Families First, Woman Alive and Renewal, and Day by Day with God for BRF. She has written or edited twelve books, and has a MA in Christian spirituality. She lives in Eastbourne, East Sussex.
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General Fields

  • : 9780857216571
  • : Lion Hudson Plc
  • : Monarch Books
  • : September 2015
  • : 198mm X 130mm X 18mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : English
  • : 940.48641092
  • : 192
  • : 8pp b/w plate section
  • : Catherine Butcher
  • : Paperback