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New book celebrates life of Norfolk heroine 

Swardeston born Edith Cavell was executed for treason in Belgium 100 years ago, a new booklet by Nick Miller commemorates her life and death.

edithcavell100Edith Cavell was a British nurse who worked in Belgium during the early part of World War 1 saving the lives if soldiers from both sides of the conflict. 

She assisted 200 Allied soldiers in their escape from German occupied Belgium, after her arrest and court martial she was sentenced to death for treason.

Edith’s father was vicar of the local village church in Swardeston for over 40 years, and Edith’s strong beliefs saw her working with those who needed her help, both Allied and German. “I can’t stop while there are lives to be saved’ is an often quoted comment.

Over the course of 2015 groups in Norfolk, London and Brussels and the Cavell Nurses Trust are woking together to commemorate the life and work of Edith with events from May through to the end of the year, more details can be found at and 

Nick Miller’s new booklet, Edith Cavell - A Forgotten Heroine, is available for £3.95 including postage and packing from 

Other Network norfolk articles on Edith Cavell can be read by clicking here


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