Edith Cavell memorial statue at St. Martin's Place, opposite the National Portrait Gallery, London, by sculptor Sir George Frampton, R.A., P.R.B.S. (1860-1928). Edith Cavell (1865-1915) was a English nurse from Norfolk who worked in Belgium in World War I. Inspired by her Anglican religious beliefs she saved the lives of soldiers from all sides. However Edith Cavell was arrested by the Germans army of occupation, for helping British and French soldiers to escape to freedom and was executed. The night before her execution, she said to her Anglican chaplain who had been allowed to see her "Patriotism is not enough, I must have no hatred or bitterness towards anyone." These words are inscribed at the base of this statue in St Martin's Place with her name, place, time and date of execution: Edith Cavell, Brussels dawn October 12th 1915. London, UK
"Patriotism is not enough, I must have no hatred or bitterness towards anyone." Edith Cavell
Footnote: Edith Cavell British heroine would today probably be charged as a terrorist under present anti-terrorist British legislation for her humanitarian work, for helping and saving the lives of combatants from both sides without distinction.
Location: St. Martin's Place, London, UK
Photographer: Richard Keith Wolff