Edith Cavell


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Edith Louisa Cavell (4 December 1865 – 12 October 1915) was a British nurse and patriot. She is celebrated for saving the lives of soldiers from all sides without distinction and in helping some 200 Allied soldiers escape from German-occupied Belgium during World War I, for which she was arrested. She was subsequently court-martialled, found guilty of treason and sentenced to death. Despite ... more »

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  • ''I realise that patriotism is not enough. I must have no hatred or bitterness towards anyone.''
    Edith Cavell (1865-1915), British nurse. Inscription, Cavell monument, London. Guilty of breaking the rules of war by using her status as a Red Cr...
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