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GERMANS EXECUTE BRITISH NURSE

Edith Cavell Faces Firing Squad; Captors Ignore Pleas for Mercy Special to The Great War Project (10-12 October) Edith Cavell is dead. The British nurse is executed by a German firing squad this morning October 12th exactly one hundred years ago. Cavell, a British nurse working to save lives in German-occupied Belgium, is tried and…