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NSFW! Hanged, Shot, and Garrotted with Wire: Brutal 20th Century Executions

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  • The distressing pictures show Confederate civil war officer Captain Henry Wirz being hanged in Washington DC with Capitol Hill in the background in 1865 (Image: Public Domain / mediadrumworld.c)
  • Other gruesome photographs show the practice of execution extended around the world as Cuban prisoners line up against a wall to be shot in Santiago in 1899
  • Severed heads of criminals are left on stakes in a town centre in Tientsin, China, in 1901
  • Italian soldiers executing Arabs on a beach during the Turco-Italian War, which took place between September 1911 and October 1912
  • The Abraham Lincoln assassination conspirators are led onto the scaffold in Washington DC in 1865
  • American civil war soldier William Johnson is executed in Petersburg, Virginia, in 1864
  • The bodies of criminals impaled on spikes three days after they were shot in Tientsin, China, in 1901
  • The bodies of criminals impaled on spikes three days after they were shot in Tientsin, China, in 1901
  • George Meadows, an alleged murderer and rapist, hanging from a tree after being lynched by a mob in Alabama, US, 1889
  • A prisoner is garroted at Bilibid prison in Manila, Philippines, in 1901 by executioners who tighten a cable around his throat
  • The ‘bloody tower’ in the town of Salonica, modern day Greece, pictured ion 1920, where political prisoners were taken by Turks for torture and death
  • The brutal execution wall in Cabanas, Havana, Cuba, in 1904 where prisoners were lined up and shot
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