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Of souls, and to your 
scattered bodies go..."
-- John Donne



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Mata Hari
Mata Hari (1908-1975)
Soldier, Officer, Nazi


Austrian soldier, born in Vienna. He joined the Nazi Party in 1930, was mobilized into the SS, and fought in France, Serbia, and Russia (1939--43). He was noted for his commando-style operations in World War 2. He freed Mussolini from internment in a mountain hotel on the Gran Sasso Range (1943), and abducted Horthy, the Regent of Hungary (1944), but failed to capture Tito. During the German counter-offensive in the Ardennes (1944), he carried out widespread sabotage behind Allied lines. He was tried at Nuremberg as a war criminal, but was acquitted (1947).

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