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Cav·ell(kăv′əl, kə-vĕl′), Edith Louisa 1865-1915.
British nurse who remained in Brussels after the German occupation (1915) to help smuggle Allied troops to the Dutch border. She was caught by the Germans and executed.
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(Biography) Edith Louisa. 1865–1915, English nurse: executed by the Germans in World War I for helping Allied prisoners to escape
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Edith Louisa, 1865–1915, English nurse: executed by the Germans in World War I.
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|Noun||1.||Cavell - English nurse who remained in Brussels after the German occupation in order to help Allied prisoners escape; was caught and executed by the Germans (1865-1915)|
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