Foreign News: Fraulein Cavell

Not in anger, not in malice, came measured words of protest, last week, from His Excellency Dr. Gustav Sthamer, German Ambassador to the Court of George V.

"Not accurate! Not true to history!" boomed Dr. Sthamer, protesting the British-made cinema drama Dawn, depicting the life of Edith Cavell and shortly to be released. At such words Britons bristled. What was not accurate? Did any German, even the Ambassador, dare to question such authentic, stirring sequences as that, for example, in which Nurse Cavell, when led out to execution, dashes aside the proffered bandage for...

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