Edith Cavell was a nurse and is known and celebrated for saving the lives of soldiers during the First World War. She did not discriminate and helped both German and Allied soldiers. She also helped over 200 allied soldiers to escape from occupied Belgium, for which she was arrested. Regardless of the fact that she helped German soldiers, she was found guilty of treason and was executed by a German firing squad in 1915.


It is more of a fancast version but whatever…i will roll with it

Omg just thinking of these two as Hawke and Anders makes me scream into the void 

I was working on some Jasper photos recently (still), and I realized that about 90% of my best photos from this trip were all taken on the same day.

The first few days were really hot, hazy and cloudless. Not the best conditions for landscape photography. Near the end of my trip I drove down to Banff for one night. The next day, on the drive back up to Jasper on the Icefields Parkway I got lucky and the sky was ever-changing.

The drive from Banff to Jasper is about 4 hours. It took me about nine. And even once I got back to Jasper I shot the early sunset at Pyramid Lake, then headed up to Mt. Edith Cavell. But before I got there I found this vista over the Tonquin Valley.

I’ve posted a similar photo before, when the storm was in full swing over the valley. This is after the rain stopped and the storm began to clear out.

Some theorists of language and literature, I believe, take Freud’s idea [of Nachträglichkeit or belatedness] to suggest that meaning is always, as such, deferred, deferred accordingly forever. I take Shakespeare’s practice… call it the practice of comedy and of tragedy, to show that, even if you say that some meaning is always deferred, all meaning is not always deferred forever. (To say that total meaning is deferred forever is apt to say nothing, since nothing is apt to come as total meaning; that phrase is apt to mean nothing.) It is no more characteristic of the chains of significance to be theoretically open than it is at each chain link, for them to close.
—  Stanley Cavell, Disowning Knowledge: In Seven Plays of Shakespeare

Charles “Lindy” Cavell could never forget what the U.S. military tried to hide. Cavell fought to bring to light the secret mustard gas testing program he had participated in during World War II and for VA compensation for the test subjects. He died at home Wednesday at 89.

Cavell was featured prominently in an NPR investigation last year that found the Department of Veterans Affairs failed to notify mustard gas test subjects — who had been sworn to secrecy about the testing — of their eligibility for compensation, and routinely denied help to those who qualified for it.

During the last year of his life, Cavell was finally granted additional benefits and some back pay after a 26-year battle with the VA, according to his daughter, Linda Smith.

“I think he felt like he had finally accomplished something, and he was relieved that other service members were being recognized” as a result of the stories he was featured in, Smith said.

WWII Veteran, Who Fought To Expose Secret Mustard Gas Experiments, Dies

Photo: Ariel Zambelich/NPR

An example of the iconography born of Cavell’s execution. Several legends also grew up around the event

Edith Louisa Cavell ( 4 December 1865 – 12 October 1915) was a British nurse. She is celebrated for saving the lives of soldiers from both sides without discrimination and in helping some 200 Allied soldiers escape from German-occupied Belgium during the First World War, for which she was arrested. She was subsequently court-martialled, found guilty of treason and sentenced to death. Despite international pressure for mercy, she was shot by a German firing squad. Her execution received worldwide condemnation and extensive press coverage.

She is well known for her statement that “patriotism is not enough”. Her strong Anglican beliefs propelled her to help all those who needed it, both German and Allied soldiers. She was quoted as saying, “I can’t stop while there are lives to be saved.” The Church of England commemorates her in their Calendar of Saints on 12 October.

Edith Cavell, who was 49 at the time of her execution, was already notable as a pioneer of modern nursing in Belgium.