History Main / ShotAtDawn

25th Jul '17 5:48:55 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert'': One of the Soviet missions involves tracking down a traitor across the map. After he's captured, a cutscene shows him being executed by a firing squad.
16th Jul '17 5:18:45 PM nombretomado
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* In another WW2 series ''Monsignor Renard'', a French teenager gets into a brawl with the German soldier who's dating his former girlfriend. Unfortunately a decree has been passed saying that any assault on a German soldier is punishable by death. Expecting to be thrown into prison, he gets sentenced to this trope instead. The German soldier is put on the firing squad as punishment after he tries to explain it was just a squabble over a girl that got out of hand.

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* In another WW2 [=WW2=] series ''Monsignor Renard'', a French teenager gets into a brawl with the German soldier who's dating his former girlfriend. Unfortunately a decree has been passed saying that any assault on a German soldier is punishable by death. Expecting to be thrown into prison, he gets sentenced to this trope instead. The German soldier is put on the firing squad as punishment after he tries to explain it was just a squabble over a girl that got out of hand.
17th Jun '17 9:46:39 PM JackG
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* The ''Series/DoctorWho'' story "The War Games" has the Second Doctor in a UsefulNotes/WorldWarI re-creation sentenced to death by firing squad.

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"The War Games" has the Second Doctor in a UsefulNotes/WorldWarI re-creation sentenced to death by firing squad.



** This also happens in the Fifth Doctor story "The Caves Of Androzani". The Doctor and Peri are captured and sentenced to death. Unusually, neither one refuses a blindfold (or, in this case, a red hood) but that's because [[spoiler:they're android duplicates.]]

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** This also happens in In the Fifth Doctor story "The Caves Of Androzani". The Androzani" the Doctor and Peri are captured and sentenced to death. Unusually, neither one refuses a blindfold (or, in this case, a red hood) but that's because [[spoiler:they're android duplicates.]]


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** Combined with TestedOnHumans in "The Time Warrior". Fortunately none of the [[GivingRadioToTheRomans medieval warriors have ever handled a firearm]] before, so they keep missing the Doctor as he keeps dodging about.
15th Jun '17 7:27:12 AM JackG
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** In "Hell Bent", Rassilon tries to have the Doctor executed by a squad of Gallifreyan soldiers. [[spoiler:Such is the fear and respect inspired by the hero who saved Gallifrey, no soldier dares hit the Doctor. Eventually the entire squad and their commanding officer throw down their weapons and stand alongside him.]]

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** In "Hell Bent", Rassilon tries to have the Doctor executed by a squad of Gallifreyan soldiers. [[spoiler:Such is the fear and respect inspired by the hero who saved Gallifrey, no soldier dares hit the Doctor. Eventually the entire squad and their commanding officer throw down their weapons and stand alongside him.him, deposing Rassilon in a bloodless mutiny.]]
10th Jun '17 3:17:48 PM nombretomado
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Most of the examples are set in WorldWarOne or in the BananaRepublic, but they can occur at other times too.

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Most of the examples are set in WorldWarOne UsefulNotes/WorldWarI or in the BananaRepublic, but they can occur at other times too.



* The ''Series/DoctorWho'' story "The War Games" has the Second Doctor in a WorldWarOne re-creation sentenced to death by firing squad.

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* The ''Series/DoctorWho'' story "The War Games" has the Second Doctor in a WorldWarOne UsefulNotes/WorldWarI re-creation sentenced to death by firing squad.



* Following the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Easter_Rising failed Easter Rising of 1916]], the seven signatories of the Easter Proclamation - being treated as enemy agents due to the ongoing [[WorldWarOne Great War]] - were all sentenced to death via firing squad. This action, quite ironically, [[DoomedMoralVictor ended up hurting the British government more than the Fenian movement]]; the executions were [[EveryoneHasStandards roundly criticised]] as a [[DisproportionateRetribution disproportionately brutal]] and uncalled-for affair, with one ringleader - the mortally wounded, bed-ridden and ''already'' near-death James Connolly - infamously being tied to a chair before being shot in the Kilmainham Prison courtyard. Even in times of war and political turbulence, it did a lot to popularise the Irish cause, escalating the rebellion and, ultimately, evening the road to Irish independence a mere five years later.

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* Following the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Easter_Rising failed Easter Rising of 1916]], the seven signatories of the Easter Proclamation - being treated as enemy agents due to the ongoing [[WorldWarOne [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarI Great War]] - were all sentenced to death via firing squad. This action, quite ironically, [[DoomedMoralVictor ended up hurting the British government more than the Fenian movement]]; the executions were [[EveryoneHasStandards roundly criticised]] as a [[DisproportionateRetribution disproportionately brutal]] and uncalled-for affair, with one ringleader - the mortally wounded, bed-ridden and ''already'' near-death James Connolly - infamously being tied to a chair before being shot in the Kilmainham Prison courtyard. Even in times of war and political turbulence, it did a lot to popularise the Irish cause, escalating the rebellion and, ultimately, evening the road to Irish independence a mere five years later.
9th Jun '17 12:32:10 AM JackG
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* Likewise in ''Film/{{Threads}}'', a BBC docudrama about the possible effects of nuclear war, looters are rounded up and taken to makeshift prisons to await summary execution. If they aren't shot on the spot, which is what happens to one of the looters who killed main character Ruth Beckett's parents.



* In ''Film/{{Threads}}'', a BBC docudrama about the possible effects of nuclear war, looters are rounded up and taken to makeshift prisons to await summary execution. If they aren't shot on the spot, which is what happens to one of the looters who killed main character Ruth Beckett's parents.
* ''Film/FromDuskTillDawn3TheHangmansDaughter'' opens with Creator/AmbroseBierce having a nightmare in which he's being shot by a Mexican firing squad.

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* In ''Film/{{Threads}}'', a BBC docudrama about the possible effects of nuclear war, looters are rounded up and taken to makeshift prisons to await summary execution. If they aren't shot on the spot, which is what happens to one of the looters who killed main character Ruth Beckett's parents.
* ''Film/FromDuskTillDawn3TheHangmansDaughter'' opens with Creator/AmbroseBierce having a nightmare in which he's being shot executed by a Mexican firing squad.


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** In "Hell Bent", Rassilon tries to have the Doctor executed by a squad of Gallifreyan soldiers. [[spoiler:Such is the fear and respect inspired by the hero who saved Gallifrey, no soldier dares hit the Doctor. Eventually the entire squad and their commanding officer throw down their weapons and stand alongside him.]]
7th Jun '17 3:07:44 AM JackG
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-->'''Marco''': "Tradition. You have [[ShowdownAtHighNoon shootouts at high noon]], you stretch in the seventh inning, and you attack at dawn."

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-->'''Marco''': "Tradition. You have [[ShowdownAtHighNoon shootouts at high noon]], you stretch in the seventh inning, and you attack {{attack at dawn.dawn}}."
22nd Apr '17 10:34:58 AM eroock
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[[caption-width-right:350:''The Third of May 1808'', Francisco de Goya.]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:''The Third of May 1808'', Francisco de Goya.]]

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16th Apr '17 7:09:16 AM TheMasterPanda
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* In [[Literature/WaxAndWayne The Alloy of Law,]] [[spoiler:Miles]] is executed by firing squad. [[spoiler:Since he's a gold compounder with incredible regenerative abilities, it takes quite a few volleys for him to actually die. Even after he's dead, he's shot in the head, [[NoKillLikeOverkill just to be sure.]]]]
29th Mar '17 5:25:36 AM Koveras
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* In ''[[Anime/CaptainHarlock Arcadia of My Youth]]'', the VichyEarth government manages to capture the RebelLeader Maaya and [[Anime/QueenEmeraldas Emeraldas]] (whom they suspect to be in cahoots with the rebels) and puts them both for public execution by firing squad in an attempt to lure Harlock to their rescue (as Emeraldas is his longtime friend, while Maaya is strongly {{implied|LoveInterest}} to be his OneTrueLove). He, however, refuses to betray their shared ideals for personal sentiments and stays in orbit, while a group of former soldiers whom he managed to sway to his side earlier [[BigDamnHeroes comes to Maaya and Emeraldas' rescue]] in the nick of time instead. The skirmish doesn't go too well for them, however, as the mutineers' leader Zoll is killed, Maaya is fatally wounded, and Emeraldas is shot in the face (but survives, thanks to her badass factor) by the soldiers before they all can escape.
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