“Patriotism is not enough, I must have no hatred or bitterness towards anyone” – Edith Cavell
The English nurse, Edith Cavell, was executed by a German firing squad on 12 October 1915 – she was 49.
A German military court found her guilty of treason, after she had helped Allied soldiers escape from Belgium, which had been occupied by the Germans.
Included below are three newspaper stories from October 1915 that report on the execution of Nurse Cavell.
Western Daily Press – Saturday 16 October 1915
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Derby Daily Telegraph – Monday 18 October 1915
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