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Edith Cavell
As quoted in Edith Cavell by Helen Judson in The American Journal of Nursing (July 1941), p. 871
Edith Cavell
On the eve of her execution for helping British soldiers to escape from occupied Belgium, on 11 October 1915. As quoted in: Times, 23 October 1915
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Born: December 4, 1865

Died: October 12, 1915 (aged 49)

Nationality: American

Occupation: Public Servant

Bio: Edith Louisa Cavell 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.

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