Intelligence role of WWI nurse

Discussion in 'World War 1' started by liverpool annie, Feb 26, 2009.

  1. liverpool annie

    liverpool annie New Member

    I didn't see this documentary ... did anybody else ??

    On 12 October, 1915, British Nurse Edith Cavell was taken from her prison cell in Brussels and executed by a German firing squad.
    Britain used the death for maximum propaganda value around the world.
    Miss Cavell, of Swardeston, Norfolk, was painted as an innocent nurse caring for the sick "murdered" on the trumped-up charge of spying.
    But a BBC East documentary Inside Out shows she was not as innocent of espionage as the British made out.
    While working as a nurse in Belgium during World War I she became mixed up in a dangerous game of helping wounded soldiers to escape.

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