The Story of Edith Cavell

by Iris Vinton
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Beautifully written and based on the life of the real, inspiring heroine, The Story of Edith Cavell sweeps readers through Edith’s character-building childhood and into World War I, as she creates and operates Belgium’s first school of nursing despite the country being ruthlessly occupied. Edith becomes a key figure in the dangerous Belgian Underground, and is subsequently caught and tried for high treason.

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163 pages

This book is a suggested read-aloud for the History Year 2 course and is included in the optional History 2 Book Pack.

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