Friday, January 31, 2014

Edith Cavell: The toll of resistance

Despite Edith's determination to continue, the constant tension was taking its toll on her. Her medical associates noticed that she would suddenly start at unusual noises and would repeatedly pull curtains aside to glance up the street. Later that month, Princess Marie de Croy  visited Edith in her clinic office. "I wish you hadn't come," Edith said to the princess in a quiet voice. "I am evidently suspect. Look at those men clearing the square in the front," she said. "They have been there several days and are scarcely working at all. they must be set to watch the house."

Excerpt from "Edith Cavell: 'Patriotism is Not Enough'" from Women Heroes of World War I.

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