Edith Cavell


It was a pity that Miss Cavell had to be executed, but it was necessary. She was judged justly…It is undoubtedly a terrible thing that the woman has been executed; but consider what would happen to a State, particularly in war, if it left crimes aimed at the safety of its armies to go unpunished because committed by women.

Alfred Zimmermann, “A Defense of the Execution” 1916





2 thoughts on “Edith Cavell

  1. The German/Prussian army had to show who was in charge, but Edith Cavell was a nurse following her beliefs, it would have been kinder to put her in prison, rather than in front of a firing squad.


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