Doubtful really

The spies were then given a choice of betraying their Nazi leaders or facing the firing squad.

For hanging was the punishment at the time.

A firing squad is, when used, a military punishment, not one for civilian spies even in time of war.

Update: so, someone dares to contradict me in the comments, eh?

Yes, one was shot in the Tower.

All of the others were turned or hanged after civilian trials.

Yah Boo!

3 thoughts on “Doubtful really”

  1. So Much For Subtlety

    Tragic. Because the other thing the Telegraph used to know about, apart from Bongobongo Land, was executions. And World War Two I suppose.

    Oh tempora. Which is kind of nice if they use good oil.

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