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Monday, October 12, 2015
Edith Cavell 100 Years -- October 12, 2015
Chicago Day Book, 27-October-1915
100 years ago today on 12-October-1915, a German firing squad executed British nurse Edith Cavell. Cavell had stayed in Belgium after the German occupation. She helped Allied prisoners escape to neutral countries. The Germans gave her a "trial" and then shot her. The Allies made a lot of her case in propaganda. The Germans said they had to do it to protect their soldiers.