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William Joyce "Lord Haw-Haw" execution...
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January 4, 1946
THE NEW YORK TIMES, January 4, 1946
* William Joyce executed (1st report)
* Lord Haw-Haw
* Nazi propaganda broadcaster
Page 7 has one column headings announcing: "LORD HAW HAW DIES ON LONDON GIBBET" "Britain's Despised Traitor Is Hanged After Reaffirming His Nazi Beliefs" (see)
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 38 pages, this is the "rag edition", printed on very high quality newsprint for libraries & other institutions, very nice condition.
wikipedia notes: He went to his death unrepentant and defiant.
“In death as in life, I defy the Jews who caused this last war, and I defy the power of darkness which they represent. I warn the British people against the crushing imperialism of the Soviet Union. May Britain be great once again and the hour of the greatest danger in the West may the standard be raised from the dust, crowned with the words — you have conquered nevertheless. I am proud to die for my ideals and I am sorry for the sons of Britain who have died without knowing why.”
Joyce was executed on January 3, 1946, at Wandsworth Prison, aged 39. He was the second-to-last person to be hanged for a crime other than murder in the United Kingdom. (The last was Theodore Schurch, who was executed for treachery the following day at Pentonville. In both cases, the hangman was Albert Pierrepoint.)
Category: The 20th Century