German Spy Execution by US 7th Army Firing Squad (1945) | War Archives
Nazi Spies Executed by Allied Firing Squad 1945 War Archives
Execution by firing squad, in the past sometimes called fusillading, is a method of capital punishment, particularly common in the military and in times of war. Execution by shooting is a fairly old practice. Some reasons for its use are that firearms are usually readily available and a gunshot to a vital organ, such as brain or heart, usually kills relatively quickly.