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1944: French collaborator in Rennes

7 comments November 21st, 2011 Headsman

This U.S. Army photo from a few months after D-Day is filed simply thus:

“Photo taken at the instant bullets from a French firing squad hit a Frenchman who collaborated with the Germans. This execution took place in Rennes, France.” Himes, November 21, 1944.


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Entry Filed under: 20th Century,Capital Punishment,Death Penalty,Execution,France,History,Known But To God,Occupation and Colonialism,Public Executions,Shot,Treason,Wartime Executions

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