Mata Hari: Exotic Dancer War Criminal


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October 15, 1917. A war criminal is marched before a French firing squad to receive their brutal final punishment. Their crime... selling secrets to the Germans resulting in the slaughter of 40,000 French officers in one of World War 1's bloodiest battles. As witnesses watch the despicable traitor being pushed before the guns, they are shocked. The perpetrator is none other than one of the most famous women of early 20th century Paris: An elegant 41 year old woman named Margaretha Geerthurida MacLeod or as the world knows her: Mata Hari. Join us as we explore the legend of this iconic figure and even beg the question: Was she guilty of the things they said she did...or was she merely a scapegoat.

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