A Noble Woman The Life-Story of Edith Cavell

Ernest PROTHEROE ( - )

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)

Genre(s): War & Military

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Introduction Lee Smalley
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Play 02 The Heel of the Oppressor Lee Smalley
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Play 03 The Arrest Lee Smalley
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Play 04 Spinning the Toils Lee Smalley
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Play 05 The Secret Trial Lee Smalley
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Play 06 The Fight For a Life Lee Smalley
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Play 07 The Blood of the Martyr Lee Smalley
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Play 08 In Memoriam Lee Smalley
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Play 09 British Official Reprobation Lee Smalley
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Play 10 Germany's Cynical Defence Lee Smalley
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Play 11 Justice and Savagery Lee Smalley
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Play 12 Pulpit and Pen Unite Lee Smalley
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Play 13 Lash of the World's Press Lee Smalley
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Play 14 America's Verdict Lee Smalley
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Play 15 Conclusion Lee Smalley
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