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Postcard - Nurse Cavell's Grave, Norwich


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Postcard depicting the grave of executed WW1 nurse Edith Cavell sent to Mrs Daines, 35 Culford Rd, Kingsland Rd, Dalston

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1st World War
First World War

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height (Whole): 90mm
width (whole): 140mm

Exhibition Label

From the exhibition 'The Art of War – Posters & Propaganda from the First World War' [23 February – 28 May 2016]

A Shoreditch Martyr

Edith Cavell worked and taught at what was the Shoreditch Infirmary, later working as a nurse in Belgium during the war.

When it was discovered that Cavell had helped English soldiers escape from Belgium she was sentenced to death by firing squad.

Within days the nurse became a worldwide martyr and strengthened Allied morale. Recruitment doubled for eight weeks after her death was announced.

This postcard of her grave was sent from May and Ben to their cousins in Dalston in 1920.

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[Front] Nurse Cavell's Grave, Norwich Cathedral. Hayward Kidd, Norwich
[Reverse: postal stamp] 19 Jul 20
[Reverse:addressed to] Ms.s W. Daines, 35 Colford Rd, Kingsland Rd, Dalston, London
[Reverse] Dear Cousins, Just a P.C. Hoping you are in best of health as it leaves all at home except for little Bessy and she is very queer. Is little Kate better yet. Tell cousin Will Boot work look ever so black down hear how is it up London, with love May and Ben xxxx