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The Globe and Mail | Moment in time: Edith Cavell is executed by...

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The Globe and Mail | Moment in time: Edith Cavell is executed by...
Moment in time: Edith Cavell is executed by Germans Oct. 12, 1915: The snow-capped slab of Mount Edith Cavell in Alberta’s Jasper National Park is just one of the many memorials across the Commonwealth to “the woman the Germans shot.” That phrase, given to an early film about the storied English nurse, hints at the reason for her lionization: The daughter of a country vicar was operating a clinic in Brussels during the First World War when she was arrested and executed by the occupying German forces for her role in smuggling Allied soldiers out of Belgium. The Germans said...
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