War Diaries Talk

Ref. Comment made by Alauda Re the body of Nurse Edith Cavell.

  • marie.eklidvirginmedia.com by marie.eklidvirginmedia.com

    #story After reading your comment, in the diary of Divisional Troops 74 Brigade Royal Field Artillery Link: https://talk.operationwardiary.org/#/subjects/AWD0003pav I thought it may be of interest, as follows:

    13/5/1918...”The Brigade provided a Gun Carriage with a team and Bearer Party to Proceed to Brussels for the transfer of Nurse Cavell’s body through Brussels to the Station, en-route to England...” Good find Alauda!

    See link with image: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edith_Cavell

    Edith Louisa Cavell (/ˈkævəl/; 4 December 1865 – 12 October 1915) was a British nurse. She is celebrated for saving the lives of soldiers from both sides without discrimination and in helping some 200 Allied soldiers escape from German-occupied Belgium during the First World War, for which she was arrested. She was accused of treason, found guilty by a court-martial and sentenced to death. Despite international pressure for mercy, she was shot by a German firing squad. Her execution received worldwide condemnation and extensive press coverage.