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22nd October 1915



In todays' Daily Telegraph a full report of the proceedings in reference to the unfortunate nurse, Miss CAVELL, who was executed by the German authorities in circumstances of cold-blooded cruelty. Universal horror and indignation will be felt and expressed in every country – except, of course, a Teutonic one – when the real facts are known.” To describe Edith Cavell as an “unfortunate nurse,” as the leader on page 8 which found a new cause to castigate the Germans for, seems to be understating things somewhat. The leader acknowledged that technically she was in the wrong, and wondered, ironically for such an article, whether “all comment is not superfluous” in this case, not that it was holding back – “Nothing, probably, can now brand with fouler infamy the German name, stained as it is by all the damning items in its past record, from Louvain and the Lusitania down to the murder of an English nurse,” and “Our enemy has incurred the disgust and loathing of all honourable and merciful men in Europe and America” for example. Pages 9 and 10, meanwhile, contain the lengthy documentation of the case. Also in today’s paper - There is disquiet in Italy over the Allies’ treatment of Greece, according to E. J. Dillon in Rome, who seems to fear their monarchs leading them over to supporting the Central Powers, whilst the situation in Serbia is reported to be critical – page 9 - The Dutch play tribute to London performers carrying on in the middle of the recent Zeppelin raid – page 9, whilst on the subject of the raids on page 10 the Home Secretary gives his reasoning for declining to set up a system of warning people of incoming raids - Lord Derby writes a letter to the editor on page 9 stressing his wish to gain the co-operation of employers for his recruitment scheme – page 9 - Given the coverage the day before, the charitable “Our Day” seems almost relegated with positioning of reports on the day, alongside the celebration of Trafalgar Day, on page 11




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