Badge - 'Our Day Nation & Honor', World War I, 1915-1919 Object Reg. No: HT 24235

Alternative Name(s): Button, Pin

World War I-era badge inscribed 'Our Day Nation & Honour', and featuring an image of British nurse Edith Louisa Cavell who died at the hands of a German firing squad in 1915. She was found guilty of assisting allied soldiers to escape from Belgium. Her final words were 'Patriotism is not enough'. Her death prompted an outpouring of grief, and she became a heroic figure of sacrifice World War I, used to increase military recruitment in Britain and win support for the war in the United States.
Round metal badge in red, white, black and brown. Red border with white centre. Red cross in centre with picture of nurse in middle of cross. Pin at back fits into slot.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr H. Legge, 1989
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 3 mm (Height), 22 mm (Diameter)

More information

Tagged with: world war i 1914-1918, nursing, badges
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection, Edith Louisa Cavell, World War I Nurse (1865-1915)
Primary Classification: MILITARY HISTORY
Secondary Classification: Civilian Life
Tertiary Classification: fundraising
Inscriptions: Words round edge of inner circle: 'OUR DAY / NATION & HONOR'.
Person Commemorated: Edith Cavell, 1915-1918
References: WORLDBOOK ENCYC: Vol C. p.246; 'Edith Cavell', Wikipedia, accessed 10/9/2012.

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