• Short Summary

    A BRIEF CEREMONY IN THE BELGIAN CAPITAL, BRUSSELS, TODAY (MONDAY) MARKED THE FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF THE DEATH OF EDITH CAVELL.

  • Description

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    GV INSTITUTE EDITH CAVELL & MARIE DEPAGE
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    2.
    SCU SIGN EDITH CAVELL STREET
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    3.
    GV MEMORIAL
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    4.
    SV LADY BARCLAY LAYS WREATH
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    SV OLD NURSE LAYS WREATH
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    CU FLOWERS PAN UP TO MEMORIALS
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    GV ST GILLES PRISON
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    SV LADY BARCLAY LEADS GROUP OF COLLEAGUES TO EDITH CAVELL CELL
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    CU PORTRAIT OF EDITH CAVELL
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    10.
    SV LADY BARCLAY LAYS WREATH IN EDITH CAVELL'S CELL
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    11.
    SCU PAN OLD COLLEAGUES
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    SV COLLEAGUE LAYING WREATH
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    Background: A BRIEF CEREMONY IN THE BELGIAN CAPITAL, BRUSSELS, TODAY (MONDAY) MARKED THE FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF THE DEATH OF EDITH CAVELL.ON OCTOBER 12, 1915, THE GERMANS EXECUTED EDITH CAVELL FOR HAVING SHELTERED WOUNDED ALLIED TROOPS CUT-OFF AFTER THE OCCUPATION OF BELGIUM.

    EDIT LOUISA CAVELL WAS BORN IN NORFOLK AND AFTER TRAINING IN LONDON WAS APPOINTED MATRON OF THE BERKENDAEL INSTITUTE IN BRUSSELS.WHEN HOSTILITIES BROKE OUT IN LATE 1914, SHE SHELTERED DERELICT BRITISH AND FRENCH TROOPS AND LATER HELPED THEM REACH THE FRONTIER AND ALLIED LINES.

    SHE WAS ARRESTED IN AUGUST 1915, AND AT A TRIAL IN OCTOBER WAS SENTENCED TO DEATH WITH FOUR OTHERS.THREE WERE LATER REPRIEVED, BUT SHE AND A FRIEND, PHILIPPE BAUCQ, WERE SHOT.MISS CAVELL, WHO HAD TENDED MANY WOUNDED GERMAN SOLDIERS WITH DEVOTED CARE, FACED THE FIRING SQUAD WITH A DIGNITY WHICH MOVED THE WORLD.

    TO THE BRITISH CHAPLAIN WHO ADMINISTERED THE FINAL SACRAMENT, SHE MADE THE REMARK - 'PATRIOTISM IS NOT ENOUGH' - AN UTTERANCE WHICH AT ONCE BECAME AS FAMOUS AS NELSON'S WORDS BEFORE TRAFALGAR.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAC5AN2VN778IGOHT8NVM91RH06
    Media URN:
    VLVAC5AN2VN778IGOHT8NVM91RH06
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/10/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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