Tag: Edith Cavell
Edith Cavell – Hand-wringing propaganda is not enough. Nor does it do her any service.
“I am glad to die for my country.” – The last words of Edith Cavell. Edith Cavell was shot by a German firing squad at the Tir National rifle range near Brussels on October 12, 1915, having been convicted by a German military court of aiding the enemy by helping Allied soldiers and escaped prisoners…
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