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Hèroïsme de Soeur Julie, Gerbeviller 24 Aout 1914. Lacheté

Alternate Title(s):
Lacheté
Contributor(s):
Zwerdling, Michael, former owner
Publication:
[Paris?] : JK, [1915?]
Language(s):
French
Format:
Still image
Subject(s):
Nurses
Nuns
Military Personnel
Courage
World War I
France
Julie, Sister, 1854-1925.
Genre(s):
Postcards
Abstract:
This postcard is one of a set that depicts the courage of Sister Julie, a French nun and nurse, in preventing the execution of a wounded French soldier under her care by a German soldier. On August 24, 1914, German troops withdrew from the city of Gerbéviller, commiting atrocities as they went, including executions and the burning of any intact buildings. In this postcard, the French soldier lies in bed, his head wrapped in bandages with a spot of blood. Standing above him are Sister Julie and a German soldier. Sister Julie wears a long black habit with white collar and holds a white cup in her hand. The German solider is dressed in a dark uniform with spiked helmet and sword. This card seems to continue the story from a previous card in the series in which Sister Julie prevented the German soldier from executing the wounded French soldier. In this card Sister Julie and the German solder lean toward each other and she is presumably noting his cowardice in killing a wounded and incapacitated soldier. Although Sister Julie did exist and did show great heroism in the face of the German atrocities, it is not known whether the event depicted in this postcard actually occurred or was invented for propaganda purposes.
Copyright:
This item may be under copyright protection; contact the copyright owner for permission before re-use.
Extent:
1 postcard : 14 x 9 cm
Provenance:
Purchase; Michael Zwerdling; 2004; 04-22.
Technique:
color
NLM Unique ID:
101696385 (See catalog record)
Alternate Title(s):
Lacheté
Contributor(s):
Zwerdling, Michael, former owner
Publication:
[Paris?] : JK, [1915?]
Language(s):
French
Format:
Still image
Subject(s):
Nurses
Nuns
Military Personnel
Courage
World War I
France
Julie, Sister, 1854-1925.
Genre(s):
Postcards
Abstract:
This postcard is one of a set that depicts the courage of Sister Julie, a French nun and nurse, in preventing the execution of a wounded French soldier under her care by a German soldier. On August 24, 1914, German troops withdrew from the city of Gerbéviller, commiting atrocities as they went, including executions and the burning of any intact buildings. In this postcard, the French soldier lies in bed, his head wrapped in bandages with a spot of blood. Standing above him are Sister Julie and a German soldier. Sister Julie wears a long black habit with white collar and holds a white cup in her hand. The German solider is dressed in a dark uniform with spiked helmet and sword. This card seems to continue the story from a previous card in the series in which Sister Julie prevented the German soldier from executing the wounded French soldier. In this card Sister Julie and the German solder lean toward each other and she is presumably noting his cowardice in killing a wounded and incapacitated soldier. Although Sister Julie did exist and did show great heroism in the face of the German atrocities, it is not known whether the event depicted in this postcard actually occurred or was invented for propaganda purposes.
Copyright:
This item may be under copyright protection; contact the copyright owner for permission before re-use.
Extent:
1 postcard : 14 x 9 cm
Provenance:
Purchase; Michael Zwerdling; 2004; 04-22.
Technique:
color
NLM Unique ID:
101696385 (See catalog record)