The Tower’s last execution (2/10)

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The last prisoner to be held and executed in the Tower of London was Josef Jakobs, a convincted Nazi spy. Having parachuted into England in the midst of the Second World War, Josef landed near a farmstead in Huntingdonshire where he broke his ankle from the fall. Unable to move freely, he was forced to fire his gun into the air, drawing the attention of two local farmers who quickly alerted the local authorities. Afterwards, Jakobs was apprehended and taken to the Tower of London, where he was court martialled, found guilty of espionage and sentenced to death by firing squad.

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