HYBRID - Edith Cavell, British Nurse and Heroine of the Belgian Resistance in WWI

Monday, December 121:15—3:00 PMLarge Meeting RoomCary Memorial Library1874 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, MA, 02420

This program is in partnership with the Lexington Veterans Association.

Presented by Jim Ramsey, U.S. Navy Veteran.  On October 12, 1915 Edith Cavell, a 49-year-old British nurse, was executed by a German firing squad in Brussels, Belgium, convicted of high treason for aiding in the escape of 200 British and French soldiers from German-occupied Belgium.  Edith, known as “The Florence Nightingale of Belgium”, was the director of a nursing school in Brussels when the Germans invaded Belgium in August 1914. She began working with the Belgian resistance to help Allied troops escape occupied Belgium to neutral Holland.  Her execution added to worldwide outrage against Germany, particularly in Britain, and played an important early part in the eventual erosion of American isolationism.

This program is a hybrid program - you can attend in person or watch via Zoom. The registration confirmation link will contain the Zoom info if you prefer to attend via Zoom.

Email caryprograms@minlib.net with any questions.

This program is also made possible by the generous donors to the Cary Library Foundation.

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