For Albert Pierrepoint, execution was a family affair. His father and uncle were hangmen and from the 1940s until the late 1950s Albert was Britain's "Number One" executioner. Which meant he was the one sent to hang the Nazis who ran the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp at the end of the war.
Who was Albert Pierrepoint? What does it take to be able to execute hundreds of people? And what is 'The Drop'?
Edited and produced by Freddy Chick, Senior Producer is Charlotte Long.
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