Cavell


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English nurse who remained in Brussels after the German occupation in order to help Allied prisoners escape

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Cavell, whose courageous actions have long been celebrated across the world, applied to work at the former Swansea General and Eye Hospital on St Helen's Road not once but twice.
Appeals from the Vatican and the United States, which at that stage of the First World War was still neutral, fell on deaf ears and Cavell was tied to a post in her nurse's uniform and shot at dawn by a German firing squad on October 12, 1915.
Edith Cavell paid the ultimate price for her commitment to her patients when she was killed by a German firing squad on 12 October 1915, at just 50 years of age.
Recent discoveries by Dame Stella Rimington (ex-head of MI5) in the Belgian archives has shown that coded messages were certainly being smuggled out of Belgium, via the soldiers helped by Cavell and her large network.
Edith Cavell was a British nurse working in German-occupied Belgium during the First World War, who saved the lives of soldiers from both sides.
Rose switches between her young self, her present self and Cavell with changes in intonation and stance.
The adventure will see them raise funds for and awareness of the Cavell Nurses' Trust - which supports nurses, midwives and health care assistants who are facing difficulties in their life.
Despite Edith being an unusual name in the 21st century, Cardiff mum Emma Cavell wanted to honour a heroine of the war.
Nurse Edith Cavell was shot by a German firing squad 100 years ago after helping almost 200 allied soldiers escape the killing fields of the Western Front through her Red Cross hospital in occupied Belgium.
In his 1969 essay "Ending the Waiting Game" (an essay that predates his first published thoughts on moral perfectionism by almost two decades), Cavell describes Endgame's "discovery" as "not the failure of meaning (if that means the lack of meaning) but its total, even totalitarian success" (2003, 117).
Thus, I was most delighted to have Barbara Blakeney, past ANA president, and wonderful person, suggest a book about Edith Cavell recently.
Giving space to writers that occupy Cavell, including Shakespeare, Thoreau, Beckett, Wordsworth, Ibsen, and Poe, and incorporating chapters on tragedy, skepticism, ethics, and politics, Rudrum explores Cavell's ideas on the nature of reading; the relationships between literary language, ordinary language, and performative language; the status of authors and characters; the link between tragedy and ethics; and the nature of political conversation in a democracy.
Secular Mysteries: Stanley Cavell and English Romanticism.