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Edith Louisa Cavell (/ˈkævəl/; 4 December 1865 – 12 October 1915) was a British nurse. She is celebrated for saving the lives of soldiers from both sides without discrimination and for helping some 200 Allied soldiers escape from German-occupied Belgium during the First World War, for which she was arrested. She was accused of treason, found guilty by a court-martial and sentenced to death. Despite international pressure for mercy, she was shot by a German firing squad. Her execution received worldwide condemnation and extensive press coverage.

The night before her execution, she said, "Patriotism is not enough. I must have no hatred or bitterness towards anyone." These words were later inscribed on a memorial to her near Trafalgar Square. Her strong Anglican beliefs propelled her to help all those who needed it, both German and Allied soldiers. She was quoted as saying, "I can’t stop while there are lives to be saved." The Church of England commemorates her in its Calendar of Saints on 12 October.

Cavell, who was 49 at the time of her execution, was already notable as a pioneer of modern nursing in Belgium.
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Jaklien

Thank you my dear ;-)

jerrys

@Jaklien I thought you might know of her. Stay well, my friend.

Jaklien

@jerrys I do 'know' Edith Cavell from Norfolk GB, she was praised for her courage and helpfulness. Exactly one hundred years after her execution, on October 12, 2015, Edith Cavell will be honored in the Belgian Senate in the presence of the British Princess Anne.

But Florence Nightingale, also a British nurse with Italian roots (Florence!), is the founder of modern nursing. They called her "the lady with the lamp" because during the Crimean War she made her rounds at night with a lantern!
"The most important practical lesson for nurses is to teach them what and how to observe", she said.

Numerous streets and hospitals in Belgium are named after them both

jerrys

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