Was British nurse Edith Cavell a spy? Just doing her job? A martyr and saint? Perhaps all of the above? Edith Cavell was executed by a hastily arranged firing squad for helping wounded British soldiers in German-occupied Belgium during World War I. She wanted to be remembered as a nurse, but historical evidence suggests she was a spy. Discover the many sides of Edith Cavell and delve into the intriguing questions with an interesting video sure to please.
- After viewing the video biography, discuss the role propaganda played in the Great War
- Offer video as research for topics about women in World War I or the development of nursing
- Part of Who Did What in World War I? video biography series
- Narrator engages viewers with quotes from Cavell
- Biography situates Cavell in the larger context of the war