Definitions

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  • noun English nurse who remained in Brussels after the German occupation in order to help Allied prisoners escape; was caught and executed by the Germans (1865-1915)

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Examples

  • "I suppose you've heard of the fate that came to an English nurse called Edith Cavell, eh?"

    The Boy Allies with Haig in Flanders Or, the Fighting Canadians of Vimy Ridge

  • Edith Cavell 1865-1915 was a British nurse serving in Belgium who was executed on a charge of assisting Allied prisoners to escape during World War One.

    Edith Cavell

  • Edith Cavell 1865-1915 was a British nurse serving in Belgium who was executed on a charge of assisting Allied prisoners to escape during World War One.

    Archive 2008-07-27

  • Gordon you can see we're on first name terms tells the story of Edith Cavell, a nurse who found herself in German-occupied Belgium in World War I, and who used the hospital she worked in as cover to help hundreds of allied soldiers to freedom.

    Archive 2007-07-01

  • Gordon you can see we're on first name terms tells the story of Edith Cavell, a nurse who found herself in German-occupied Belgium in World War I, and who used the hospital she worked in as cover to help hundreds of allied soldiers to freedom.

    Courage

  • Debris is strewn all over Edith Cavell street up to Kotze street with broken glass and rubbish being thrown into the streets by revellers and occupants of neighbouring flats.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Debris is strewn all over Edith Cavell street up to Kotze street with broken glass and rubbish being thrown into the streets by revellers and occupants of neighbouring flats.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • The queue wound around the block along Smit, Edith Cavell and Pietersen Streets.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • The queue wound around the block along Smit, Edith Cavell and Pietersen Streets.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • In 1906 Edith Cavell left the English hospitals, where she had made a reputation for herself, and went back to Brussels, where she took a position as matron in a Medical and Surgical Home.

    A Treasury of Heroes and Heroines A Record of High Endeavour and Strange Adventure from 500 B.C. to 1920 A.D.

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