Category: World War I

  • Two Belgian spies: Cardijn and Gabrielle Petit

    Two Belgian spies: Cardijn and Gabrielle Petit

    On 1 April 1916, a German military execution squad shot to death a 22 year old Belgian woman Gabrielle Petit, who had been convicted of spying for the Allies in her occupied homeland and who had refused to implicate her colleagues despite the offer of a reprieve.