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The Executioners [DVD]
The Original Deadly...
show more Job. Meet a selection of the deadliest men in history as this spinechilling double DVD recalls the haunting history of The Executioners. From the hangmen who plied their trade in Britain well into the 1960s, to the infamous 'Bourreaux' of France who killed over 1,000 people between them, and the shadowy figures operating in the United States, learn the truth behind the men who acted as the final barrier between life and death. Part 1: THE HANGMAN What did they do? Why did they do it? And what did it do to them? This is the story of the private executioners, a unique history of British capital punishment, seen through the eyes of those who dispensed it. Part 2: DYNASTIES OF DEATH They were not criminals, nor were they soldiers. They killed for money, but were not volunteers. Theirs was a grim and inescapable inheritance. They were the 'Bourreaux' the executioners of France. Part 3: STATES OF DEATH Perhaps the most overlooked aspect of American execution protocol is the role of the executioner, who (with few notable exceptions) have been altogethershow less