'Edith Cavell' Flower arrangement by Sue Lutey and words by Shirley Soper

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'Edith Cavell' Flower arrangement by Sue Lutey and words by Shirley Soper

'Edith Cavell' Flower arrangement by Sue Lutey and words by Shirley Soper
Edith Cavell was a British nurse. She is celebrated for saving the lives of soldiers from both sides without discrimination and in helping some 200 Allied soldiers escape from German-occupied Belgium during the First World War, for which she was arrested. She was accused of treason, found guilty by a court-martial and sentenced to death. Despite international pressure for mercy, she was shot by a German firing squad. Her execution received worldwide condemnation and extensive press coverage.
The Church of England commemorates her in its Calendar of Saints on 12th October.
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