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Silent in an Evil Time: The Brave War of Edith Cavell

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Dutiful nurse, hospital matron, courageous resistance fighter, Edith Cavell was all of these. A British citizen, the forty-eight-year-old Cavell was matron of an institute for nurses in the suburbs of Brussels at the outbreak of World War I. Dedicated to the methods of Florence Nightingale, her intelligence and ferocious sense of duty had transformed the institute into a leading training center.

When the Germans captured Belgium in the fall of 1914, an organization was formed to assist British and French soldiers trapped behind German lines. Edith was asked to help and she didnt hesitate. From that moment forward, Edith sheltered escaping soldiers in her hospital, using trickery to keep the suspicious Germans from discovering them. She helped arrange a secret route to neutral Holland and back to England at great personal risk, enabling soldiers of all ranks to slip through German lines. Using the institute as part of an elaborate Allied escape route, Edith Cavell was responsible for one thousand soldiers eventually making their way home.

But Cavells role was discovered and a German military court put her on trial in Brussels, where she was sentenced to be executed by firing squad. On October 12, 1915, she put on her nurses uniform and met her fate, immediately becoming a worldwide martyr and rallying point for the British in their war against Germany.

In this riveting account, author Jack Batten brings an incredibly brave woman and her turbulent times to life.

About the Author

Jack Batten is a well-known author, journalist, reviewer, and radio personality. He has written over thirty books on subjects that include biography, crime fiction, law and court cases, and sports. Jack Battens first career was as a lawyer. After four years, he turned to writing. He has been a staff writer at Macleans Magazine and the Star Weekly. Batten has written for many magazines, including Chatelaine, Rolling Stone, and Toronto Life. He has written radio plays for the CBC and a jazz column for The Globe and Mail. Nowadays, Jack Batten writes books and reviews crime novels for The Sunday Star. The Man Who Ran Faster Than Everyone is Jacks most recent book, for which he was nominated for the Norma Fleck Award for nonfiction, the biggest prize in Canadian Childrens literature.

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ISBN:
9780887767371
Author:
Batten, Jack
Publisher:
Tundra Books (NY)
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - Historical
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - Science & Technology
Subject:
History - Military & Wars
Subject:
World War, 1914-1918
Subject:
Nurses
Subject:
Cavell, Edith,
Subject:
World War, 1914-1918 -- Medical care.
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Biography
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20071031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 5
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
8.90x7.61x.7 in. .54 lbs.
Age Level:
10-14

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