UK: Edith Louisa Cavell (1865 – 1915) was a British nurse and patriot. She is celebrated for saving the lives of soldiers from all sides without distinction and in helping some 200 Allied soldiers escape from German-occupied Belgium during World War I, for which she was arrested. She was subsequently court-martialled, found guilty of treason and sentenced to death. Women we admire; influential women in history #Lottie dolls #herstory
Edith Cavell painting by Raymond Lynde. Cavell worked as a nurse in German-occupied Belgium, helping save the lives of soldiers from both sides. She was shot by a German firing squad for helping Allied soldiers to escape across the border into the Netherlands.