A Miss Edith Cavell Victime de la Barbarie Allemande 1915
whole: rectangular with semi-circular embellishment at mid-point of upper horizontal edge
design: Nurse Edith Cavell, half-length figure, left profile, enclosed by an oval chain and positioned between, left, a German soldier and,
right, a veiled female figure personifying 'Peace'. The German officer holds a pistol in his right hand and grasps the top of the chain
oval with his left. Behind him are symbols and evidence of German destructiveness and barbarity: a massive bat, its wings extended, ruined
ecclesiastical buildings. Trampled beneath his feet is a tablet inscribed 'DROIT JUSTICE TRAITES' and an artist's palette. The figure of
'Peace' stretches out her right hand to remove a mask marked 'KULTUR' from the officer's face and holds up a mirror in her left. Behind her
are emblems of rural peace and plenty, a corn stook, hay stack and shining sun.
text: 'A MISS EDITH CAVELL VICTIME DE LA BARBARIE ALLEMANDE 1915' (embossed on upper edge)
A First World War Belgian medal by V Peter which commemorates, with powerful symbolism, German barabaric excesses with
specific reference to the treatment, and eventual execution, of Nurse Edith L Cavell in Brussels on 12 October 1915. The text is translated
as '(Dedicated) to Miss Edith Cavell, victim of German barbarism.' See also MED 420.