WWI Nurse Edith Cavell Sacrificed Her Life to Save Hundreds of Soldiers

On October 12, 1915, Cavell was executed for her part in helping over 200 Allied soldiers escape Belgium.

Drawing of Edith Cavell
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  • Photo Credit: Alchetron
Edith Cavell sits with a dog
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  • Cavell sits in her garden with a dog before the outbreak of World War I.

    Photo Credit: Imperial War Museums
Edith Cavell sits with nursing class
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  • Cavell, center, with a class of nurses she trained in Brussels.

    Photo Credit: Imperial War Museums