Wednesday, November 9, 2016
Two Notorious Spies Of The History
Mata Hari was one of the most notorious spies in the history. Born in Netherlands she began performing as an exotic dancer in Paris in 1905. She instantly won acclaim for her near-naked performances, which was quite rescue for the time. By the time World War I had broken out in 1914. She had retired but was blackmailed by French to use her seductive powers to spy on crown prince William Wilhelm. Hari, it seemed became a double-agents, promising to spy for Germans, too. The French, eventually uncovered her in a sting operation. Hari was convicted in a sensational trial and was executed by firing squad. In hindsight, it appears Mata Hari was more a snapegoat of the french failures, rather than any damage she had done as a spy. Many historians believe she was more an unfortunate pawn caught in the horrors of war than femme fatale.