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Monday Monuments and Memorials – Mount Edith Cavell, Alberta

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Mt Edith Cavell

Mt Edith Cavell

Mount Edith Cavell, near Jasper

Mount Edith Cavell, near Jasper

We think of monuments being conceived by human minds and wrought by human hands. This monument was wrought by nature.

British nurse Edith Cavell was executed on October 12, 1915 for helping Allied soldiers escape occupied Belgium. Mount Edith Cavell in Jasper National Park, Alberta, was named for her in 1916. At 3368 metres high, Mount Edith Cavell is one of the dominant peaks at the north end of the Icefields Parkway. A spectacular view on one of the world’s most beautiful drives.

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Canadian crusader for equality and justice. Connoisseur and creator of the written word. Commemorating the centenary of the First World War in books and monuments. Read more at greatwar100reads.wordpress.com.

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