Edith Cavell Centenary

A hundred years ago the Norfolk Nurse Edith Cavell was executed by firing squad for helping soldiers to escape occupied Germany.

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Hundreds attend service for Edith Cavell

The procession in Norwich today Credit: ITV Anglia

More than a hundred people attended a service at the graveside of Edith Cavell at Norwich cathedral today.

A procession, which included nurses dressed in World War One uniforms, made its way to the final resting place of the woman who was executed by the Germans 100 years ago.

Cavell, who was born in Norfolk, helped 200 Allied soldiers escape occupied Belgium and was killed by firing squad for it.

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