A British nurse executed by the Germans during the First World War is to be featured on a new commemorative £5 coin. The Edith Cavell coin will form part of a commemorative set to be issued next year by the Royal Mint marking the centenary of the war.
Miss Cavell worked as a nurse in German-occupied Belgium where she helped save the lives of soldiers from both sides.She was shot by a German firing squad for helping Allied soldiers to escape across the border into the Netherlands.
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