Item 2005.1.92.6 - Edith Cavell and Marie Depage Monument

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Edith Cavell and Marie Depage Monument

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From a booklet titled "Souvenir of the Civilians Martyrs of the Great War, 1914-1918."

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Edith Cavell (1865-1915) was a British nurse who moved to Belgium in 1907 and joined the Red Cross in 1914 during the German occupation. In August of 1915 she was arrested by German authorities and charged with aiding in the escape of approximately 200 Allied soldiers and sentenced to death. Cavell is buried at Norwich Cathedral in Britain and commemorated by a statue in Trafalgar Square. Marie Depage (1972-1915) was a Belgian nurse during WWI who worked alongside her husband Dr. Antoine Depage for the Red Cross. In 1915 she traveled to the United States to raise money for the Red Cross. She raised $100, 000 and booked a passage back to Belgium on the R.M.S. Lusitania. On May 7, 1915 Marie Depage was killed when the Lusitania was struck by a German submarine.

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CA DHM 324-2-2005.1.92.6

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  • c.1919-1920 (Creation)

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5.5" x 3.5" (b/w)

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Accessioned by the Daly House Museum in 2005. Previous custodial history is unknown.

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Photographic postcard of a memorial monument for Edith Cavell and Marie Depage in front of the Edith Cavell Nursing School in Brussels. The monument is comprised of two stone angels laying flowers on a memorial stone for Edith Cavell and Marie Depage.

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