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7th Sep '16 5:22:56 AM JackG
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* An impromptu version occurs in ''Dillinger'' (1973). Pretty Boy Floyd is being chased on foot by a posse when FBI agent Melvin Purvis figures 'stuff this', orders everyone to stop running, take aim and fire.
3rd Sep '16 7:44:26 AM JackG
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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.
19th Jul '16 4:29:45 AM eowynjedi
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* Nicola Fafas is executed in ''[[Anime/AfterWarGundamX Gundam X]]'' for daring to discover evidence that Newtypes can be born on Earth as well as space.

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* Nicola Fafas is executed in ''[[Anime/AfterWarGundamX Gundam X]]'' X]]''
** The crew of the ''Frieden'' is very nearly killed like this, being shipped to Siberia on a train and lined up in front of a trench that's already been dug for them. Fortunately, [[SixthRanger Carris Nautilus]] comes back as TheCavalry to bail them out.
** Nicola Fafas is executed
for daring to discover evidence that Newtypes can be born on Earth as well as space.space and suggesting peace negotiations with the Federation. Both would upend Rasso's grip on power, since he's espousing a spacenoid MasterRace philosophy.
13th Jun '16 6:16:12 AM morane
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** If properly performed, it is the quickest and most humane way of execution. Unfortunately most people are very uneasy to shoot fellow human beings to kill, and it may lead into a [[{{Understatement}} very messy]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julián_Grimau#Death outcome]].

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** If properly performed, it the firing squad is the quickest and most humane way of execution. Unfortunately most people are very ''very'' uneasy to shoot fellow human beings to kill, and it may lead into a [[{{Understatement}} very messy]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julián_Grimau#Death outcome]].
15th May '16 10:38:33 AM Ohio9
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* At the end of ''Videogame/ValiantHearts'', [[spoilder: Emile is executed by firing squad for killing his commanding officer]].

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* At the end of ''Videogame/ValiantHearts'', [[spoilder: [[spoiler: Emile is executed by firing squad for killing his commanding officer]].
15th May '16 10:38:14 AM Ohio9
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* At the end of ''Videogame/ValiantHearts'', [[spoilder: Emile is executed by firing squad for killing his commanding officer]].
28th Apr '16 7:00:46 AM jeez
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* Following the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Easter_Rising failed Easter Rising of 1916]], the signatories of the Irish Declaration of Independence - being treated as enemy agents due to the ongoing [[WorldWarOne Great War]] - were 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 Irish Declaration of Independence 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.
28th Apr '16 6:58:21 AM jeez
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* Following the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Easter_Rising failed Easter Rising of 1916]], the signatories of the Irish Declaration of Independence - being treated as enemy agents due to the ongoing [[WorldWarOne Great War]] - were 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.
20th Apr '16 7:58:21 PM PaulA
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* Seen in ''Film/TheScarletPimpernel.''

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* Seen in ''Film/TheScarletPimpernel.''''Film/{{The Scarlet Pimpernel|1934}}''.
16th Apr '16 11:26:00 PM foxley
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* ''Series/TheNewAvengers'': In "Dirtier by the Dozen", Colonel 'Mad Jack' Miller has one of his men executed by firing squad following a [[KangarooCourt drumhead court martial]].
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