Memorial

Cavell and Depage Cavell and Depage

Monument: Cavell and Depage

To Edith Cavell, to Marie Depage, 1915. Passing, say this to your children: They killed them.

Original inscription:

A EDITH CAVELL
A MARIE DEPAGE
1915
PASSANT, DIS-LE À TES ENFANTS
ILS LES ONT TUÉES

Chosen as the featured memorial, February 2004, because it gives us an opportunity to publicise the launch of LondonRemembers , where the featured memorial is also to Edith Cavell.
The Brussels memorial was inaugurated 15 July 1920 in the presence of Queen Elisabeth of Belgium, government minister P. E. Janson, Paul du Bois (the sculptor) and ambassadors from Britain and the United States. A nearby street name plaque explains that Marie Depage was a nurse in the Belgian army, who perished when the "Lusitania" was torpedoed by the Germans, 8 May 1915. The Edith Cavell hospital is the building behind the monument.
The instruction to tell your children "they killed them" seems not only harsh but also imprecise, but that's what it says.

Site: Cavell and Depage (1 memorial)

1180, rue Edith Cavell, junction rue Marie Depage, 32

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Subjects commemorated

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Edith Louisa Cavell

Edith Cavell wa   s born on 4 December 1865 in Swardeston in Norfolk. At the ...

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Marie Depage

Nurse. Wife of Antoine Depage.Born Marie Picard. Died when the ship the Lu...

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782

Queen Elisabeth

Born Germany, died Brussels. During WWI she nursed soldiers. With Eugène Y...

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952

Paul-Emile Janson

Lawyer and government minister. Son of Paul Janson. Died in the concentrati...

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