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Noble Woman The Life-Story of Edith Cavell

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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)

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A NOBLE WOMAN

The Life Story of EDITH CAVELL

By ERNEST PROTHEROE Author of 'In Empire's Cause.' &c., &c.

'I will give thee a crown of life.'

London THE EPWORTH PRESS J. ALFRED SHARP

First Edition, January, 1916 Second Edition, September, 1916 Third Edition, January, 1918 Fourth Edition, May, 1918

CONTENTS

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I. INTRODUCTION 7

II. THE HEEL OF THE OPPRESSOR 17

III. THE ARREST 29

IV. SPINNING THE TOILS 37

V. THE SECRET TRIAL 44

VI. THE FIGHT FOR A LIFE 52

VII. THE BLOOD OF THE MARTYR 63

VIII. IN MEMORIAM 73

IX. BRITISH OFFICIAL REPROBATION 89

X. GERMANY'S CYNICAL DEFENCE 99

XI. JUSTICE AND SAVAGERY CONTRASTED 108

XII. PULPIT AND PEN UNITE IN DENUNCIATION 114

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