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Edith Cavell
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As quoted in Edith Cavell by Helen Judson in The American Journal of Nursing (July 1941), p. 871
Edith Cavell
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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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