"I realise that patriotism is not enough. I must have no hatred or bitterness towards anyone".

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Edith Cavell was the World War I British nurse who is celebrated for saving the lives of soldiers in Brussels from all sides without distinction. She and Belgian and French colleagues helped over 200 Allied soldiers escape from German-occupied Belgium.  


She was arrested, tried with 33 others by a German military court, found guilty of ‘assisting men to the enemy’ and shot by a German firing squad on October 12 1915.

This is one of the most extensive sites dedicated to Nurse Edith Cavell, and contains much exclusive material.


Thank you for calling by – do contact us via email (enquiry@edithcavell.org.uk).

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November 2013: New material added to the site - see below for details.

See the Events & Diary section for reports on the recent Cavell Festival in Swardeston, and the wreath laying at Edith Cavell’s grave in Norwich and at St Martin’s in the Fields in London.
See also a new overview of events planned for 2015.