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Edith Cavell

Edith Cavell – British Nurse

Edith Cavell was a British nurse most famous for helping save the lives of soldiers from both sides. She treated all soldiers, whether British, French or German when she worked as a nurse in Belgium. She also harboured around 200 British, Belgian and French soldiers from the Germans which she was discovered for in the summer of 1915 by the German army. She admitted to helping soldiers from both sides, treating them in her hospital. She showed great bravery and courage when she was sentenced to death and she remained forgiving up until her death. Famously saying, “Patriotism is not enough. I must have no hatred or bitterness towards anyone."

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