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Petition to honour battlefield nurse

Edith Cavell was shot by a German firing squad

Relatives of a Norfolk-born nurse sentenced to death for saving the lives of hundreds of soldiers during the First World War will deliver a 100,000-strong petition calling for her to be commemorated on a new two pound coin.

Edith Cavell was known as the nurse who "saw no sides" because of the life-saving care she gave Allied troops and soldiers from the Axis powers alike.

But she was betrayed, arrested for treason and shot by firing squad in 1915

First World War heroine remembered

A memorial service has been held in Norwich for a Norfolk nurse who helped saved hundreds of soldiers' lives during the First World War.

Veterans gathered at Norwich Cathedral to remember Edith Cavell. Born in Swardeston, she worked in Belgium during the conflict and helped hundreds of allied soldiers escape to safety.

Edith was executed by a German firing squad in 1915.

Click below to watch a clip with Brian Wilson, from The Norfolk and Norwich Combined Ex-Services.

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Memorial service to WW1 heroine

Memorial service at Norwich Cathedral Credit: ITV News Anglia

A service of remembrance for a World War One heroine has been taking place in Norwich today.

The service is in memory of Edith Cavell who was shot by the Germans during the First World War.

A marching band plays Credit: ITV News Anglia

She helped more than 200 allied soldiers escape from German occupied Belgium. She was shot by a firing squad on October 12th 1915.

Memorial service for First World War nurse

Nurse Edith Cavell Credit: ITV Anglia

A memorial service will take place at Norwich Cathedral today in memory of a nurse killed by the Germans during the First World War.

Edith Cavell helped more than 200 allied soldiers escape from German occupied Belgium. She was shot by a firing squad on October 12th 1915.

A window dedicated to Edith Cavell at Swardeston Church Credit: ITV Anglia

A festival is also taking place in her home village of Swardeston in Norfolk to commemorate her life.

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Memorial service for heroic nurse

There'll be a special memorial service at the grave of Norfolk nurse Edith Cavell at Norwich Cathedral tomorrow.

She's the nurse who helped over 200 Allied soldiers escape from German-occupied Belgium during the First World War.

Tomorrow marks the 98th anniversary of her being shot by firing squad.

Click below to watch a report from ITV News Anglia's Natalie Gray

Festival to honour wartime heroine

Edith Cavell was shot by a German firing squad in 1915 Credit: ITV Anglia

A festival celebrating the life of the wartime heroine Edith Cavell is being held in Norfolk this weekend.

She worked as a nurse in the First World War and saved the lives of soldiers from both sides.

The festival will be held in her home village of Swardeston near Norwich

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