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爱国人士纳珊海尔 (Nathan Hale) 被吊死

「我唯一的遗憾,就是只有一条生命可以献给我的国家。」你以前是否曾听过这句名言?这是1776922日,美国爱国人士纳珊海尔因为暗中侦察英国军队而被施以绞刑之前所说的一句话。这件事是怎么发生的呢?西元1755年月6日,海尔出生在康乃迪克州的柯芬翠市 (Coventry) 。他是一个教贸易的老师,后来和他的五个兄弟一同入伍,在独立战争中对抗英军。

"I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country." Have you heard this famous declaration before? American patriot Nathan Hale said it on September 22, 1776, his last words before he was hanged for spying on British troops. How did this come to pass? Hale, born in Coventry, Connecticut, on June 6, 1755, and a teacher by trade, joined his five brothers in the fight for independence against the British.

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