Item 2006.1.3 - Grave of Edith Cavell

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Grave of Edith Cavell

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CA DHM 324-2-2006.1.3

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  • c.1915-1919 (Creation)

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5.5" x 3.5" (b/w)

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Accessioned in 2006 by Daly House Museum; previous custodial history unknown

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Photographic postcard of Edith Cavell's grave in Brussels.

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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 sentanced to death. Cavell is buried at Norwich Cathedral in Britain and commemorated by a statue in Trafalgar Square.

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