I am thankful to have had these ten weeks of quiet to get ready. Now I have had them and have been kindly treated here. I expected my sentence and I believe it was just. Standing as I do in view of God and Eternity, I realise that patriotism is not enough, I must have no hatred or bitterness towards anyone.
Executed (shot) for helping allied soldiers to escape from Brussels to neutral territory in Holland during World War I.http://www.edithcavell.org.uk/