90 Miles From Tyranny : PHOTO: The execution of accused spy Mata Hari , Vincennes, Paris, France, October 15, 1917

Monday, July 30, 2018

PHOTO: The execution of accused spy Mata Hari , Vincennes, Paris, France, October 15, 1917




Mata Hari was a professional dancer and mistress who became a spy for France during World War I. Suspected of being a double agent, she was executed in 1917.

Synopsis

Born on August 7, 1876, in Leeuwarden, Netherlands, Mata Hari was a professional dancer and mistress who accepted an assignment to spy for France in 1916. Hired by army captain Georges Ladoux, agreeing to pass military information gleaned from her conquests to the French government. Not long after, however, Mata Hari was accused of being a German spy. She was executed by firing squad on October 15, 1917, after French authorities learned of her alleged double agency.






















































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1 comment:

  1. Is that ol' Lenin right side, front row? He was waiting to go through her purse!

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