UK: Edith Louisa Cavell (1865 – 1915) was a British nurse and patriot. She is celebrated for saving the lives of soldiers from all sides without distinction and in helping some 200 Allied soldiers escape from German-occupied Belgium during World War I, for which she was arrested. She was subsequently court-martialled, found guilty of treason and sentenced to death. Women we admire; influential women in history #Lottie dolls #herstory
Hannah Senesh was one of 37 Jews from Palestine who parachuted into Yugoslavia to save the Hungarian Jews who were about to be deported to Auschwitz. She was arrested at the Hungarian border, imprisoned, tortured, and eventually executed by a firing quad. Hannah never revealed the details of her mission. Her poem "Eli, Eli" is a very famous Hebrew song.
Sept. 4, 1896: Valenzuela, Peralta, Rivera, and Silvestre were executed by firing squad at the Luneta (ABOVE). Valenzuela was hard to kill: four more shots, fired close to his head, scattered his brains over the grass.
A History of the First World War in 100 Moments: Austro-Hungarian army executes civilians in Serbia
Mata Hari Mata Hari was an exotic dancer and famous mistress who was convicted and executed by firing squad under charges of espionage during World War I. Mata Hari used her irresistible sex appeal, street smarts, and incredible wherewithal to reach the highest levels of European society.
January 1897: Eusebio Roque, aka "Maestrong Sebio" and "Dimabunggo," as prisoner of the Spanish. He founded the "Republic of Kakarong de Sili" in 1896 at Pandi, Bulacan Province. He was executed by firing squad.