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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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