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TWO WOMEN BEHEADED BETRAYED GERMAN SECRETS Typists Deceived By Polish Don Juan REMARKABLE STORY OF ESPIONAGE BERLIN, February 18.

20 February 1935, Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Qld. : 1878 - 1954), page 7

…verdict was passed," he said. "Nobody ever dreamed they would be decapitated so soon." "Not until Sunday night did we learn that the beheading would take place Monday. The executioner and his assistants arrived late Sunday night and the scaffold was erected during the night." The women spent their last hours drinking wine and coffee and "smoking uncountable, expensive cigarettes," the eyewitness said they wore blue prison garments for their death. They also had to wear "short, heavy woolen socks" he added, "because the prison had no women's clothing." And this account of the execution from an Australian newspaper: m http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/55539493 m…