Although many spies from The First World War remained anonymous for good, some achieved heroic status. In this way, Edith Cavell was turned into a model of resistance immediately after her execution. This British citizen had been the head of the first Belgian nursing school since 1907. Following the German invasion, she became the central figure in a network that smuggled stranded Belgian, British and French soldiers over the border in the greatest secrecy.
03 September 2015