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Remembering a wartime heroine

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

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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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