Welcome to edithcavell.org.uk, commemorating Edith Cavell, the World War I British nurse who is celebrated for saving the lives of soldiers in Brussels from all sides without distinction. She and Belgian and French colleagues helped over 200 Allied soldiers escape from German-occupied Belgium.
She was arrested, tried with 33 others by a German military court, found guilty of ‘assisting men to the enemy’ and shot by a German firing squad on October 12 1915.
This is one of the most extensive sites dedicated to Nurse Edith Cavell, and contains much exclusive material. Please explore the site using the menus at the top of each page.
This year (2017) a number of events have been planned to mark the 102nd anniversary of Edith’s death. More information here.
(For a flavour of the events that took place to mark the 2015 Centenary, please see here.)
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