Noble Woman The Life-Story of Edith Cavell cover

Noble Woman The Life-Story of Edith Cavell

Ernest Protheroe

1. Introduction
2. The Heel of the Oppressor
3. The Arrest
4. Spinning the Toils
5. The Secret Trial
6. The Fight For a Life
7. The Blood of the Martyr
8. In Memoriam
9. British Official Reprobation
10. Germany's Cynical Defence
11. Justice and Savagery
12. Pulpit and Pen Unite
13. Lash of the World's Press
14. America's Verdict
15. Conclusion

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Summary

Edith L. Cavell (1865–1915) was a British nurse who attended to soldiers of both sides during World War I, and helped some 200 Allied soldiers escape from German-occupied Belgium, for which she was arrested, court-martialed, found guilty of treason and sentenced to death. Attempts to mount an appeal failed, and she was summarily executed within hours of the sentence by a German firing squad. Publication of the news prompted spontaneous grief and worldwide condemnation. Many memorials were created around the world, including a statue adjacent to Trafalgar Square in London. --Adapted from Wikipedia NOTE: After recording Chapter 7, the reader became aware that the subject's family pronounced the surname as it rhymes with "gravel", and he therefore pronounces it CAvel in subsequent chapters. The first edition of this book was published in 1916. The final portion of Chapter 15 is from a later edition. ( Wikipedia page on Edith Cavell)