Cavell Edith Louisa

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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