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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WATCH: Gun salute to remember Edith Cavell

A gun salute has been held in Peterborough to commemorate the execution of British nurse Edith Cavell.

Edith Cavell, who was born in Norfolk and went to school in Peterborough, was executed by German forces on 12th October 1915. She had been working as a nurse in occupied Belgium during the First World War, and helping allied soldiers to escape.

When the German forces discovered what she had been doing, she was tried for treason and executed. She was still wearing her nurse's uniform the morning she was shot.

Edith Cavell's death attracted worldwide condemnation, and Revd Canon Bruce Ruddock at Peterborough Cathedral told ITV News her courage still inspires people today.

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