Centred around Hans Scholl and his sister Sophie, the small group of university friends who formed the White Rose printed and distributed anti-Nazi leaflets but were spotted by university janitor and Nazi Party member Jakub Schmid who immediately called the Gestapo.

Josef Jakobs was found guilty of espionage by General Court Martial and taken to the miniature firing range at the Tower of London where he was strapped to a wooden Windsor chair and killed by firing squad at 7:12am.

Although found unanimously guilty by a jury of 27 peers, the evidence against Anne was questionable. Only the Flemish musician Mark Smeaton admitted to having an affair with her, and this confession is reputed to have been extracted under torture.