Diary July 24, 1917

Execution of the Dutchwoman Mata Hari

Execution of the Dutchwoman Mata Hari as German spy on 15 October 1917.

World War One Diary for Tuesday, July 24, 1917:

Home Fronts

France: Mata Hari’s trial opens in public, death sentence (July 25), two appeals rejected.
Britain: Commons votes record £650 million war credit. Recruiting transferred from War Office to local Government Board.
USA: Congress votes $640 million for military aviation.

Sea War

France: Naval part of Allied Paris conference (until July 26) agrees that Otranto Barrage come under new British Mediterranean C-in-C.

Politics

Turkey: Kuehlmann retires as German Constantinople Ambassador.

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