Edith Cavell

4/11/2015 - 4/18/2015

Edith Cavell was a British nurse who was working in Belgium before the German occupation. Remaining in Belgium, Cavell helped wounded Allied soldiers and POW's escape to Britain through the Netherlands. Germany eventually learned of her escape network. Cavell was arrested, tried, and shot. Her death, however, proved to be a valuable propaganda tool for the Allies.