MATA HARI: SPY OR FEMME FATALE?
The greatest mysteries of history unveiled
An episode from the series SECRETS OF HISTORY - ENIGMAS
On October 15, 1917, Mata Hari is executed at the Château de Vincennes. Ironically, her lovers have been her military judges. She may have claimed her innocence, but no one listened. Shiva's ex-dancer has been accused of conspiring with the enemy.
Why was this flamboyant personality, a darling of the Belle Epoque, of interest to the intelligence services? Working for Germany, did Mata Hari really betray France in times of war or was she a scapegoat for an era of paranoia and censorship?
Mata Hari, a very independent woman, paid her extravagance and reprehensible affairs with her life.