Freddie Oversteegen, a true World War II hero, passed away on September 5, one day short of her 93rd birthday, reports the IJmuider Courant. Oversteegen was part of the Dutch Resistance and lured Nazis into the woods under false pretenses. The men thought that they had struck it lucky and that they would soon be making out with the lovely Oversteegen, only to embrace the cold touch of death when she shot them.
"A man wearing a hat came to the door and asked my mother if he could ask us [to join the Resistance]."
"Only later did he tell us what we'd actually have to do: sabotage bridges and railway lines. We told him we'd like to do that … and learn to shoot Nazis."