British Table of Drops, 1913 issue

Together with other relevant government pamphlets (e.g. a "Memorandum of Instruction for Carrying out the Details of an Execution") the Home Office issued a Table of Drops to sheriffs and executioners.

There were basically three versions of it, with different degrees of compulsion. The table which was relevant for the period 1945ff was the one from October 1913. However, from 1939, it was customary to add 9 inches to the drop length taken from this table, and new executioner trainees were taught to do it by their instructor.

The drop tables can be found here.

Hangings at Hameln (British)

For technical reasons, we preferred to publish this list here.

Hangings under US jurisdiction

For technical reasons, we preferred to publish this list here.

Victims' List

There were far more Allied airmen murdered while prisoners of war than are mentioned in the "Allied Airmen" chapter. For technical reasons, we published our list here.