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Shooting Captured Insurgents (1898)

"A file of Spanish soldiers line up the Cubans against a blank wall and fire a volley. The flash of rifles and drifting smoke make a very striking picture." - from the Edison Catalog
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A contingent of soldiers marches forward with a group of prisoners. The officer in charge directs that the prisoners be lined up against a wall, to be executed. He gestures with his sword as the soldiers take aim, and then prepares to give the order to shoot. Written by Snow Leopard

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August 1898 (USA)  »

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Lázadók kivégzése  »

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Shooting Captured Insurgents
8 December 2016 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Shooting Captured Insurgents (1898)

This here is a rather violent, for its time, film that shows some Spanish soldiers being lined up against a wall and shot dead.

From what I've gathered this here isn't real footage of an execution, although there are some of these movies out there. It seems this one here was staged just to tell a story or give people the idea that they were watching the "bad guy" being executed. You have to wonder what people in 1898 would have thought about material like this and I can only imagine that it probably met with some controversy or at least some outrage by certain folks.


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