He would persuade her that the firing was to be a sham, and that the firing party were using blank cartridge.
He is the sergeant in immediate command of the firing party.
Selecting four soldiers as a firing party, he lined them up ten feet from the doomed man, and with the word ‘Fire!’
The firing party was furnished by the 1st West India Regiment.
And he pointed to the lane down which the firing party was defiling.
Then onwards to the Ceresa Gate, where the firing party halted.
The many people whom they sentenced to death must all have their appropriate religious consolation before facing the firing party.
I am about to go for the firing party, but wish to ask an important question.
On reaching the execution ground he stopped, went in the direction of the firing party, threw his hat on the ground, and waited.
None but the firing party and Mr Trail were prepared for this pause in the ceremonial.