The Execution of Edith Cavell – 12 October 1915

Posted on October 11th, 2013 by The British Newspaper Archive

“Patriotism is not enough, I must have no hatred or bitterness towards anyone” – Edith Cavell

The English nurse, Edith Cavell, was executed by a German firing squad on 12 October 1915 – she was 49.

A German military court found her guilty of treason, after she had helped Allied soldiers escape from Belgium, which had been occupied by the Germans.

Included below are three newspaper stories from October 1915 that report on the execution of Nurse Cavell.

historical newspaper report about The Execution of Edith Cavell

historical newspaper report about The Execution of Edith Cavell

Western Daily Press – Saturday 16 October 1915

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historical newspaper report about The Execution of Edith Cavell

Derby Daily Telegraph – Monday 18 October 1915

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http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000327/19151018/036/0004

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