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Edith Louisa Cavell - Was a British nurse who is celebrated for saving the lives of soldiers from all sides during World War I, for which she was arrested. She was found guilty of treason and sentenced to death. Despite international pressure for mercy, she was shot by a German firing squad. Her execution received worldwide condemnation and extensive press coverage. She is well known for her statement that "patriotism is not enough. I can’t stop while there are lives to be saved."
Mel Holmes Mural Artist | Mel Holmes Mural Artist
Life size #mural of Burke and Hare. Hand painted in oil on canvas. The scene depicts the incident where Burke and Hare's crimes are discovered. In this interpretation, Greyfriars Bobby is tugging the blanket off a corpse in the wheelbarrow as Burke struggles to cover it. Hare is trying to pacify a pair of horror stricken women.
William Richmond (1763-1829) was born a slave in , Staten Island, New York. Richmond worked as a hangman for Percy, his most famous execution being that of Nathan Hale. In 1777 he was taken to England and apprenticed to a cabinetmaker. Richmond took up boxing & ultimately gave up cabinetmaking to fight professionally. Known as "The Black Terror,", Richmond won many fights. After retiring, Richmond operated a boxing academy. He was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1999.
In 1718, in an England that might have been, the law found Rosalind Bainbridge guilty of witchcraft. In lieu of execution, she became Private Bainbridge of the 101st Pistoleers, a Gunwitch of the King’s Coven. 24 years later, dishonorably discharged and working as a scout on the Amerigon frontier, Rose’s past comes looking for her. A summons and a request from the officer who saved her from the hangman’s noose. And a meeting with the Misses Janett and Margaret Laxton . . .
Albert Pierrepoint (1905 – 1992) was a long-serving hangman in England. He executed at least 400 people, about half of them war criminals, including William Joyce (one of the men dubbed "Lord Haw-Haw"), and John Amery, whom he considered the bravest man he had ever hanged. It is believed that Pierrepoint executed at least 433 men and 17 women, including six U.S. soldiers at Shepton Mallet and some 200 Nazi war criminals after World War II. Source: Wikipedia
Hangman's rope, England, 1870-1888
Hangman's rope, England, 1870-1888 "This rope is looped through a metal ring to form a noose. Hangmen began using William Marwood’s ‘long drop’ technique of hanging by the 1880s. This allowed the prisoner to fall a controlled distance, ending in a sharp jerk of the rope. This broke the neck of the the prisoner and was more humane."
Albert Pierrepoint was a long-serving hangman in England. He executed at least 400 people, about half of them war criminals, Pierrepoint was often dubbed the Official Executioner, despite there being no such job or title. Following his retirement in 1956, the Home Office acknowledged Pierrepoint as the most efficient executioner in British history. Born in Clayton Bradford
Cairo, Illinois - Death by Racism - Page 4
A very festive occasion, eh? Not exactly.Will James was hanged by a lynch mob in Cairo, Illinois, on Nov 11, 1909. Not satisfied with this, they dragged another man from is prison cell and lynched him too. 100 years later Cairo is little more than a ghost town.
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U.S. military authorities prepare to hang Dr. Klaus Karl Schilling, 74, at Landsberg, Germany, on May 28, 1946. In a Dachau war crimes trial he was convicted of using 1,200 concentration camp prisoners for malaria experimentation. Thirty died directly from the inoculations and 300 to 400 died later from complications of the disease. His experiments, all with unwilling subjects, began in 1942.
GERMANY IS GUILTY by John Demjanjuk
This girl was hanged in the Minsk prison (Byelorussia, the U.S.S.R.) by Nazi in 1942 for having sex with German soldiers. The photographer took pictures of the corpse of this unhappy girl. And those images were used for conviction of the Nazi soldiers who had sex with that girl. The body of this executed girl was not released to her parents. It was burned subsequently.
Katherine Webster Date of murder: March 2, 1879 Date of arrest: March 29, 1879 Date of birth: 1849 Victim profile: Julia Martha Thomas, 54 Method of murder: Beating with an axe Location: Richmond, London, England, United Kingdom Status: Executed by hanging at Wandsworth Prison on July 29, 1879