Death By Firing Squad : News Photo

Death By Firing Squad

View of an German soldier executed by an American firing squad during the Battle of the Bulge in World War II, Belgium, December 23, 1944. Three soldiers, named Manfred Pernass, Gunther Billing, and Wilhelm Schmidt, were captured, tried, and executed. They had been participating in Operation Greif, which involved sabotage behind the Allied lines while dressed in Allied (British and American) uniforms. (Photo by John Florea/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
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View of an German soldier executed by an American firing squad during the Battle of the Bulge in World War II, Belgium, December 23, 1944. Three soldiers, named Manfred Pernass, Gunther Billing, and Wilhelm Schmidt, were captured, tried, and executed. They had been participating in Operation Greif, which involved sabotage behind the Allied lines while dressed in Allied (British and American) uniforms. (Photo by John Florea/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
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December 22, 1944
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95795092
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John Florea / Contributor
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The LIFE Picture Collection
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