The camera rejoined the prisoner and a firing squad in a wooded area where the prisoner was allowed to smoke his last cigarette before being shot dead 'Capital punishment has been carried out in almost all societies and although these films of execution may make for shocking viewing, they still provide a raw, unedited account of events from a certain time.' Led to his death: British officers and soldiers escorting General Shampei of the Japanese Army to his execution post.
Shampei was charged with crimes of murdering Australian prisoners of war.
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He was killed in the Florian-Geyer athletic ground in Kitzingen, a town in the German state of Bavaria Last smoke before death: This image forms part of footage filmed in a Cuban courtroom in 1959.
The prisoner and his crimes are unknown, but he was found guilty.
Death row in war time: A man stands surrounded by a firing squad in a disused quarry.
He was one of several Germans killed by a US military firing squad just outside the town of Braunschweig, Germany in 1945 because he was deemed a spy Moments before death: In the same deserted quarry outside Braunschwieg, a convicted spy has his feet tied to a pole.
Prisoners were generally blindfolded or hooded - British Pathe says many of the spies from this footage were not, so they may have asked to be allowed to face the firing squad without their eyes covered The film archive states: 'While Pathe didn’t shy away from screening very real and very harrowing footage of say the Holocaust; films showing someone’s life end by execution were not generally shown to the public.