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The EDITH CAVELL NURSE From MASSACHUSETTS - WWI / Nursing]. Cavell, Edith Louisa - 1917. [1276715]
W. A. Butterfield, Boston 1917 - xiii, [3], 95, [1 (blank)] pp. "Correspondence" - 15, [1] pp. Frontis. Facsimile. Internal plate. 16mo. 7" x 4-3/4". "Correspondence": 13" x 8-3/8" "Edith Louisa Cavell was a British nurse. She is celebrated for saving the lives of soldiers from both sides without discrimination and in helping some 200 Allied soldiers escape from German-occupied Belgium during the First World War, for which she was arrested. She was accused of treason, found guilty by a court-martial and sentenced to death. Despite international pressure for mercy, she was shot by a German firing squad. Her execution received worldwide condemnation and extensive press coverage.She is well known for her statement that 'patriotism is not enough'. Her strong Anglican beliefs propelled her to help all those who needed it, both German and Allied soldiers. She was quoted as saying, 'I can?t stop while there are lives to be saved.'" [Wiki].This volume the story of a nurse from Masschusetts, Ms Alice Fitzgerald, who served with the British in France, 1916 - 1917, in honor of Ms Cavell, thereafter she was known as the "Edith Cavell Nurse from Massachusetts." After the war, Fitzgerald remained in Europe as the Chief Nurse of the American Red Cross; in 1927, she received the International Florence Nightingale Medal. As stated in American Nursing, A Biographical Dictionary, "Few nurses have had the colorful opportunities that captured Fitzgerald's attention and professional commitment." Included with the book are 5 different pre-WWII commerative postcards of Ms Cavell; a "Photograph of Edith Cavell, England's Martyr Nurse - On Satin, Sold for the benefit of the "'Daily Mirror' Nurse Cavell Memorial Fund." [including printed pink envelope], and a copy of "CORRESPONDENCE With the UNITED STATES AMBASSADOR Reflecting the EXECUTION Of MISS CAVELL At BRUSSELS." [London: 1915]. VG+/VG (some light soiling/bit of edge chipping). Postcards generally VG. Photograph - spots of browning, VG; envelope - worn, About VG. "Correspondence" - light age-toning, VG. Brown cloth backed boards. Printed white dust jacket [Attributes: Hard Cover]
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