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  Albert Pierrepoint
In 1901 Henry Pierrepoint (1874-1922) was appointed to the list of executioners after repeatedly writing to the Home Office to offer his services.
During the Second World War he was appointed as executioner by the US Military and was responsible for the hanging at the Shepton Mallet military prison in Somerset of several US soldiers for murder or rape, assisted by his nephew Albert.
Pierrepoint's pride in his position as Britain's Chief Executioner was insulted, and he resigned.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/al/Albert_Pierrepoint.html   (679 words)

 Executioner Encyclopedia Article @ AttorneyLookup.com (Attorney Lookup)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
The executioner was usually presented with a warrant authorizing or ordering him to execute the sentence.
In the military the role of executioner was usually performed by a soldier, such as the provost.
executioners have often been shunned by their neighbours.
www.attorneylookup.com /encyclopedia/Executioner   (620 words)

 The English hangmen 1850 - 1964
From 1888 the Home Office maintained a list of executioners and assistants that was made available to Under Sheriffs when they had to organise an execution in their county.
Calcraft was the longest serving executioner of all and was noted for his "short drops" causing most of his victims to strangle to death.
The final list of executioners and assistants issued in February 1964, comprised Robert Leslie Stewart and Harry Allen as principals with Royston Rickard, Harry Robinson, Samuel Plant and JohnUnderhill as assistants.
www.richard.clark32.btinternet.co.uk /hangmen.html   (6872 words)

 Explanation of Events for the Timeline of the Witch Hunts
Its listing and classification of various forms of magic help illustrate the contexts of beliefs during his time and long after.
Although Sprenger is often listed as co-author, there is some historical doubt about his involvement.
The executioners pierced their skin pierced with rod hot pincers cut off the mother's breasts and rubbed them around first hers then her sons' mouths, then carted them over half a mile to place of execution, broke the men on the wheel, impaled the father, and finally burnt all alive.
departments.kings.edu /womens_history/witch/witchlist.html   (7420 words)

 Epic: Armageddon - How would the list work? Vol. #1   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
I respect your work on a list but I'm not all that sure that the knights should be WE's with 1 dc and I question their costs as well I also am not sure about adding the Baron in as a character upgrade as you have him here.
About the "context of the list" (i don't remember where one of us raised the question), the more i think about it, the more i think a campaign against exodite eldar would be the appropriate place.
I took the stat from the Jervis rules in an earlier version of the Steel legion list; i reduced the cost to take in acount the fact you have to scrap the chimeras to use it, and that the company choice is slightly more expensive than a regular guard infantry company.
www.specialist-games.com /epic/forum_b/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=4396   (3675 words)

 BBC NEWS | UK | How Britain made its executioners   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
But the documents reveal that the men were selected largely through informal approaches, sometimes because of experience as an executioner in the forces.
Beyond the clinical guidelines of how to efficiently hang a prisoner, the critical element was the conduct of the hangman himself, and it was Albert Pierrepoint who was considered in the late 1930s to uphold the standard of "complete reticence".
New additions to the official list of executioners were told that they would be contacted if needed - and offering to carry out a specific execution would result in them being struck off the list.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/uk/5035690.stm   (961 words)

 Hitler's Willing Executioners: A Review
Goldhagen crushes the conventional interpretation under an avalanche of documentary data and argues that the destruction of European Jewry was a predictable consequence of Germany's widespread and virulently homocidal antisemitism, which was a fixture of the German social landscape long before the fall of the Weimar Republic.
Police battalions, auxiliary military units used to maintain order in occupied territory behind the lines, shot Jews by the hundreds of thousands; Goldhagen demonstrates that they were manned for the most part by utterly ordinary Germans who thought the shootings a difficult but unexceptional part of their duties.
That list is long, and ranges from Slavic military auxiliaries who slaughtered Jews despite the fact that they themselves were regarded by Germans as "subhuman" to those elements of French society that shamefully collaborated in the collection and deportation of French Jews.
www.spectacle.org /696/goldhag.html   (1186 words)

 Australia serial killer - Ivan Milat - the "backpacker murderer"
In September their bodies were found buried in an area known as "Executioners drop".
Progress continued to be made in the forensic examinations of evidence gathered at the scene - Cartridges from a.22 Ruger rifle had been found near the body of 22 year old Caroline Clarke and these were being tested against some cartridges that had been taken from a farmhouse outside Sydney.
A possible eighth victim was provisionally added to the list of victims in November.
members.tripod.com /ahrens/serial/miltmrdr.html   (757 words)

 The Counter List   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
The death list was said to have been approved by Charles Taylor.
Working hand in glove with the executioners are few Liberian diplomats abroad, relatives and friends of Charles Taylor on his "blood diamond payroll through foreign banks." Below are names of persons pointed out by our sources in Monrovia and elsewhere as co-conspirators of Taylor's vicious game plan.
The counter list has been passed on to appropriate US federal authorities for more reasons than one.
www.copla.org /counterlist.htm   (195 words)

 Executioner - AOL Music
The executioner was usually presented with a warrant authorizing or ordering him...
Common terms for executioners derived from forms of capital punishment...
Download, listen and watch Executioner music, mp3's, song lyrics, music videos, Internet radio, live performances, concerts, and more on AOL Music.
music.aol.com /artist/executioner/17375/main   (110 words)

 Pierrepoint.co.uk   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
Tom started out on the path to Official Executioner after his brother, Henry, persuaded him to try for a position on the Home Office list of executioners.
This was probably because Tom had already received training from Henry in the art of execution, in a stable at the back of Henry's cottage.
Tom was the longest serving of the Pierrepoint executioners and in over forty years carried out around 300 hangings.
www.pierrepoint.co.uk /build/the_pierrepoints_thomas.htm   (184 words)

 BBC News | UK | Hangman dropped for drinking
His son Albert, chief executioner himself, said he never knew why his father "resigned".
But files recently released at the Public Record Office show that Henry Pierrepoint was sacked because he had arrived for an execution in Chelmsford in July 1910 "considerably the worse for drink".
According to the chief warder, as his officers were handing over the prisoner's details Pierrepoint suddenly "opened a volley of abuse" at his assistant, John Ellis.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/uk_news/1187464.stm   (410 words)

 Executioner (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab03.cs.washington.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
:''For other meanings of the term, see executioner (disambiguation).'' ---- An executioner is a person who carries out a death sentence for the state, usually when presented with a warrant authorizing or ordering him to execute the sentence.
In Europe, executioners have usually been shunned by their neighbours.
Interestingly, societies in Asia, Africa, The Americas, and the Pacific seem to display no such prejudice towards executioners, even when, as in North America, there is significant and vocal opposition to the death penalty itself.
executioner.kiwiki.homeip.net.cob-web.org:8888   (207 words)

 Rochdale Folk
The training obviously went well because on May 8, 1901 his name was added to the list of executioners and assistants, at a rate of £10 plus expenses for the executioner and £2.10.00 for the assistant.
During his career as public executioner, Ellis was involved in a number of high profile cases.
Ellis, of course, played the executioner, adding to the appeal of the play, but attracting some controversy since there were some who considered his involvement inappropriate.
manchesterhistory.net /rochdale/ellis.html   (871 words)

 Relic Forums - Executioners weapon
If you mean the Banshee Exarch's Executioner (it's a sword kind of like Darth Maul's), then I can tell you in the TT that it's a power weapon that gives +2 strength but takes up 2 hands.
I read the Executioner does 6% less damage than the normal exarch's power sword, but attacks 33% faster.
So, the effect is the opposite of TT (where you lose the offhand attack but gain strength) but it does make sense for a double-bladed sword, I guess.
forums.relicnews.com /showthread.php?t=37902   (271 words)

 Executioner - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A judicial executioner is a person who carries out a death sentence ordered by the state or other legal authority, which was known in feudal terminology as high justice.
Many executioners were professional specialists, who usually traveled a whole area since executions would rarely be very numerous.
In Britain, the most notable dynasty was the Pierrepoints, who provided three executioners between 1902 and 1956 - Henry, his brother Thomas, and Henry's son Albert.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Executioner   (497 words)

 WikiMiki.net - Execution (legal) (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab03.cs.washington.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
Formal military executions are typically by firing squad (for violations of orders in wartime or the laws of war) or by hanging (typically for cowardice, or commission of atrocities or other crimes).
A judicial executioner is a person who carries out a death sentence ordered by the state or other legal authority (known in feudal terminology as high justice), usually when presented with a warrant authorizing or ordering him to execute the sentence.
The executioners were equipped with.308 rifles loaded with off-the-shelf Winchester SilverTip ammunition, and fired at a seated and hooded Gilmore from 20 feet (6 m), aiming at the chest.
execution.legal.en.wikimiki.net.cob-web.org:8888   (13404 words)

 The Executioners List
An executioner is a person who carries out a death sentence for the state.
Acted as executioner at Stafford on three occasions, between 1875 and 1881 for the hangings of John Stanton, Henry Rogers and James Williams.
Tom was appointed as executioner by the US Military and was responsible for several of the hangings of U S servicemen at Shepton Mallet prison curing World War II, assisted by his nephew, Albert.
weldgen.tripod.com /crime-and-punishment/id4.html   (6949 words)

 Amazon.com: Hitler's Willing Executioners: Ordinary Germans and the Holocaust: Books: Daniel Jonah Goldhagen   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
In a massively documented, carefully argued, and enormously researched effort that was in fact culled from his doctoral dissertation on the same subject, the author weaves together a stunning indictment of millions of Germans who, through their active participation and willing consent, helped in the achievement of the Nazis' so-called "Final Solution".
Nor is it to deny that "Hitler's Willing Executioners" is a titanic work that has fundamentally changed the reading public's perception of both the Holocaust itself and of the German people during the reign of the Nazi regime.
They may not have been the willing executioners Goldhagen claims them to be, but they certainly were un-indicted co-conspirators in the horrific deliberate campaign to disenfranchise and victimize the Jews.
www.amazon.com /Hitlers-Willing-Executioners-Ordinary-Holocaust/dp/0679446958   (3062 words)

 Soc Culture Jewish Antisemitism/Christian Relations Reading List: What Led To The Holocaust
Our goal is to keep this list useful for its readers.
To that end, suggestions of books to add to the list are always welcome.
There is always the possibility that the items status has changed since the tag was added; in particular, items may have moved to special order, backorder, or on-order status.
www.shamash.org /lists/scj-faq/HTML/rl/ant-holocaust.html   (804 words)

 Hitler's Willing Executioners
The questions, discussion topics, and reading list that follow are intended to enhance your group's reading of Daniel Jonah Goldhagen's Hitler's Willing Executioners: Ordinary Germans and the Holocaust.
Hitler's Willing Executioners is a devastating portrait of a deluded society as well as a provocative work of scholarship that challenges fifty years of conventional wisdom.
Adorno, et al., The Authoritarian Personality; Hannah Arendt, Eichmann in Jerusalem, The Origins of Totalitarianism; Anne Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl; Martin Gilbert, Holocaust; Melissa Fay Greene, The Temple Bombing; Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf; Chaim A. Kaplan, The Warsaw Diary of Chaim A. Kaplan, ed.
www.randomhouse.com /vintage/read/executioners   (804 words)

 Specialist Games Forum - New Druchii (Dark Elf) warband rules   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
and fluffwise, executioners are supposed to be strong, powerful fighters.
Strength should be the skill list that Elves simply can't have, just like Dwarves don't get Speed or Academic, and Bretonnians don't get Shooting, etc. This is something the new Druchii list got right.
i could make a rule to show that only executioners was allowed to strength skills.
www.specialist-games.com /forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=5324   (1336 words)

 Albert Camus' essay, Neither Victims nor Executioners, and the war against Iraq - civic resistance to State hegemony
After one has gotten into enough arguments with one's friends, let alone one's opponents, one begins to dimly understand that there's a difficulty in coming to mutual "understanding" of the historical background to the present U.S. attack on Iraq.
Even so, it's worth even a skeptic's time to seek and express beliefs that need not be run through the ranking of atrocities.
Meanwhile, here's the gist of it, the concluding section of Neither Victims nor Executioners.
balkansnet.org /zamir-chat-list/transfer/nvne.html   (734 words)

Alec Chizhik was born in Moscow in 1982 and raised by a family of musicians.
At the time he was drawn to a popular style called "Hard-Rave/Gabber" and commercial music like Michael Jackson, but later he became more interested in minimal hip-hop producers like DJ Total Eclipse (Executioners).
At the age of 15 he started to produce his own music, combining the afore-mentioned influences to create a style characterized by tribal grooves, experimental sounds, funky bass lines, and dimensional pads with jazzy vibes.
www.thedjlist.com /djs/CLYDE_ROCK   (354 words)

 Magdeburg Sting 1936 - Part XIII - Katyn Woods Executions
As a head of the Directorate of Prisoner-of-War Affairs NKVD USSR, he signed daily "execution lists" and supervised executions of 25 700 Polish POWs between March and April 1940.
They provided the NKVD with information on Polish resistance, denounced members of the Polish military, police and other "enemies" in hiding, and were instrumental in preparation of proscription and deportation lists.
The outbreak of hostilities between the Nazis and Soviets was followed by the Soviets' panicky retreat during which the NKVD was unable to "evacuate" Polish citizens from overcrowded prisons in the Soviet occupation zone.
www.minelinks.com /war/vengence.html   (1763 words)

 Guardian | Another horrific year ends century of blood
Executions are on the increase in places like Saudi Arabia, Taliban-controlled Afghanistan and the United States, and countries like Trinidad have joined the list of executioners for the first time in a generation.
But as Chris McGreal argues in this special report, we should also be sensitive to the question of a lack of resources that in some countries can result in a kind of 'human rights rationing'.
For this reason we compiled an alternative list - available here online - which doubles the score for the first three so-called 'non-derogable' human rights and factors in each country's Human Development Index.
www.guardian.co.uk /print/0,,3917410-103590,00.html   (561 words)

 Albert Pierrepoint (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab03.cs.washington.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
He is credited with having carried out 300 hangings in his career, although no precise figure has been verified, as some of these were in Ireland, Germany, Cyprus, and elsewhere.
Albert Pierrepoint is often referred to as Britain's last hangman, but this is not true — executions continued until 13 August 1964 when Gwynne Owen Evans was hanged at 8.00 a.m.
This incident in particular made Albert feel that hanging was no deterrent, particularly when most of his clients were those that had killed in the heat of the moment rather than premeditated or in furtherance of a robbery.
albert-pierrepoint.iqnaut.net.cob-web.org:8888   (966 words)

 Vintage Catalog | Hitler's Willing Executioners by Daniel Jonah Goldhagen
This groundbreaking international bestseller lays to rest many myths about the Holocaust: that Germans were ignorant of the mass destruction of Jews, that the killers were all SS men, and that those who slaughtered Jews did so reluctantly.
Hitler's Willing Executioners provides conclusive evidence that the extermination of European Jewry engaged the energies and enthusiasm of tens of thousands of ordinary Germans.
From mobile killing units, to the camps, to the death marches, Goldhagen shows how ordinary Germans, nurtured in a society where Jews were seen as unalterable evil and dangerous, willingly followed their beliefs to their logical conclusion.
randomhouse.com /vintage/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=0679772685&view=rg   (219 words)

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