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Monday 15th of October 1945

79 years ago The Poison Was Too Old

French politician and collaborator Pierre Jean Marie Laval is executed by the firing squad at the age of 62 in Prison de Fresnes, Fresnes, Val-de-Marne, France.

On the morning of his execution Laval attempted to cheat the firing squad by taking poison from a vial stitched inside the lining of his jacket. The poison was so old that it was ineffective and repeated stomach-pumpings revived Laval.