In the summer of 1914, The U.S implemented a volunteer ambulance service in France at the beginning of WWI. The goal was to assist those injured outside of Paris in an American hospital. German troops had been storming France all summer long and those being wounded on the front lines needed transportation to receive medical care.
Edith Cavell was a British nurse who had the courage to save the lives of soldiers on both sides of WWI without discrimination. The consequences she faced for this were fatal and cost the young women her life. She was executed on October 12th, 1915 for war crimes.