Eaglemoss Military Watches Collection.

MWC 74 - 1910s British Nurse

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Military Nursing was in its infancy at the start of World War One, those who treated the tens of thousands of casualties came from several different organisations, including Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service.
On October 12th, 1915 in Belgium, a British Nurse was executed by a German firing squad on suspicion of espionage, she had been helping injured soldiers from both sides of the trenches and had been also assisting Allied troops to get back to the lines via the Netherlands. Her name was Edith Cavell and her memorial is twofold, a statue that stands just North of Trafalgar square, on the corner of Charing cross road and St Martins Place. And a charity in her name that helps Nurses in times of difficulty and need.

The loss of life in WW1 was tremendous, both through war and sickness. The war itself was the cause of over 17 million deaths and 20 million wounded, ranking it among the deadliest conflicts in human history, following almost immediately the 1918 Flu Pandemic infected what is estimated to be 500 million people worldwide and may have killed as many as 100 million, though records are inaccurate.

Polished 28.3mm case, 30.5mm with crown, 8mm deep, 34mm Lug to Lug, 12mm lug width.

Interior diameter 24.7mm, 6mm deep, 4mm crown, 23.5mm flat glass,


Plain White dial with black Railtrack minute/second scale, blue numbers each 5 minutes and hours indicated with Black Italicised Arabic numbers 1-11, the number 12 is highlighted in blue

Black Roskopf style, hour and minute hands, and a slim black seconds hand.


Brown Crocodile effect PU leather strap, polished buckle, approx. fitting 170/210mm

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