Edith CavellSATUCKET

Edith Cavell, an English vicar’s daughter, was the head of a nursing school in Belgium when World War I broke out. She found herself treating soldiers regardless of which side they were fighting for. But Germany occu0pied Belgium and treating Allied soldiers violated German military law. When arrested she readily admitted to treating anyone who needed her, including helping Allied soldiers escape German territory to the Netherlands. She was tried and executed by firing squad this day in 1915 despite an intnerational outcry. (Satucket)

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