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Edith Cavell was a British nurse serving in Belgium during the First World War. She was accused of helping Allied prisoners to escape and was executed by a German firing squad in 1915. She became a national heroine and played an important part in British war propaganda.

Listen to Ada's letter about Edith Cavell.

  Edith Cavell


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