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Edith Cavell

Author: Diana Souhami
Publisher: London : Quercus, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Edith Cavell was born on 4th December 1865, daughter of the vicar of Swardeston in Norfolk, and shot in Brussels on 12th October 1915 by the Gestapo for sheltering British and French soldiers and helping them escape over the Belgian border.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Souhami, Diana.
Edith Cavell.
Quercus 2010
(OCoLC)776157012
Named Person: Edith Cavell; Edith Cavell; Edith Cavell; Edith Cavell
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Diana Souhami
ISBN: 9781849163590 1849163596
OCLC Number: 817794511
Description: 404 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: Part One: Birth; The Vicar's Daughter; Growing Up; School; The English Governess; A German Summer; The Belgian Governess. Part Two: No Hospital Training; The Fever Nurse; The Probationer; Maidstone; Back to The London; Mellish Ward; The Infirmaries; A Holiday. Part Three: Setting Up; The School Goes On; Family Life; Fresh Efforts in the Good Cause; War Declared. Part Four: The Arrival of the Enemy; Occupation; The Lost Children; Yorc; My Darling Mother; The Men Who Died in Swathes; Christmas 1914; Organisation; The Men She Helped; Watched; Arrest. Part Five: First Interrogation; Between Interrogations; The Others; The Escape of the Prince de Croy; The Second Interrogation; Solitary Confinement; The Efforts of the Others; The Trial - Thursday 7 October; The Trial - Friday 8 October; Saturday 9 October; Sunday 10 October; Monday 11 October - Day; Monday 11 October - Evening; Monday 11 October - Night; What Was Left of the Night; Tuesday 12 October - Day. Part Six: The Remains of the Day and the Following Days; Propaganda; German Reaction; No Monuments; Endgame; Remembered. Notes and Index: Notes; Books and electronic sources; Acknowledgements; Index.
Responsibility: Diana Souhami.
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