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Lantern Slide - 'Miss Cavell, The Nation's Heroine', circa 1915 Image Reg. No: MM 033652

Summary:
Black and white lantern slide titled 'Miss Cavell, The Nation's Heroine'. British nurse Edith Louisa Cavell 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.
Description:
Black and white lantern slide with black binding tape.
Description Of Content:
Edith Cavell seated in a garden setting with two dogs.
Acquisition Information:
Loan & Subsequent Donation from Australian Film Institute (AFI)
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: death mourning, dogs, world war i 1914-1918, nursing
Themes this item is part of: Francis Collection, Images & Image Making Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Edith Louisa Cavell, World War I Nurse (1865-1915)
Primary Classification: MILITARY HISTORY
Secondary Classification: Commemorations
Tertiary Classification: (to be classified)
Format: Lantern Slide: Black & White
Person Commemorated: Edith Cavell, circa 1915
References: WORLDBOOK ENCYC: Vol C. p.246; 'Edith Cavell', Wikipedia, accessed 10/9/2012.

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