Every spy has a legendary experience. In the history of spies, Marta Harry is also a legend in the history of female spies. She was an obscure country girl, but she became a stripper in Paris and eventually became a scapegoat for France. Even when she died, her experience was made into many movies.
Marta Harry was born in the Netherlands in 1876. Her father is a Dutch farmer. Her mother is Indonesian Javanese. Marta is a hybrid of East and West, with dark hair, dark eyes, and olive brown skin.
However, when Marta was 7 years old, her family business was declining. Her father didn’t do business, so she ran away from home. Marta and her siblings are taken care of by relatives and the church. It was not until 19 years old that Mata came out of the church because she was getting married.
Unfortunately, her husband drinks too much and often beats her. Fortunately, the relationship eased with the child. Her husband likes children, but tragedy never leaves her. A long complaining black servant poisoned their son. Her husband blamed Mata for all her faults, and they divorced.
Marta was kicked out of the house, and the church refused to keep him. In 1904, Marta came to Paris. She even made a living performing striptease at the Paris Theatre. The theater manager was shocked by her”mysterious oriental flavor” and named her Matahari, meaning”Mother of God”.
On March 13, 1905, she performed for the first time at the Gem Museum in Paris. With the mysterious and proud image of Eastern culture, Marta became famous overnight. She has also created a noble identity for herself, becoming more and more popular on the professional dancer path. She even became the darling of military politics.
Marta was traveling in Germany on the eve of the First World War in 1914. When German commander Baron von Mierbach saw Marta’s performance, he felt that Marta was a rare spy, so he privately offered 20,000 francs. Facing his aging face, Marta intends to make money in another way, and she agrees.
She swam to the top of France to provide information to Germany. The Netherlands remained a neutral country during the First World War. As a country, Marta can move freely in different countries. But as World War I reached an impasse, Marta was afraid of the victory of her allies, so she planned to approach France.
She became a double agent, but during the battle of Verdun, France suffered heavy losses. French officials blamed the continued failure on French intelligence agencies. To save the intelligence agency’s reputation, Captain Laudix, the head of the agency, sacrificed Marta and accused her of being a German spy.
Mata was eventually pushed to the execution platform. Faced with the muzzles of 13 executioners, she smiled and said,”This is the first time someone has spent 13 francs to possess me” (the franc and the bullet are the same word). After Marta died, no body was collected, so she was used for medical purposes. After preservation, her head was preserved in the Anatomy Museum in Paris.
However, in 2000, her head was stolen. It is said that it was made by avid fans. Her whereabouts are still unknown, but some people say that it is in the museum collection.