Belgium Date:1944, December 23 Duration:1 min 5 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Execution of German spies at Henri-Chapelle, Belgium. The prisoners include: Unteroffizier Manfred Pernass, Oberfähnrich Günther Billing, and Gefreiter Wilhelm Schmidt. They participated in Otto Skorzeny's Waffen SS Commando force Operation Greif, in which English-speaking German Commandos operated behind Allied lines, masquerading in U.S. uniforms and equipment. They are brought to execution spot of the 482nd MP guard station by military police of 509th MP. Spies are tied to stakes and blindfolded. MP firing squad composed of twenty four men fire. Execution of the spies. Officer checks to insure they are dead. View of slumped bodies of spies still tied to the stakes. The firing squad marches away.
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