There Once Was A Time When The U.S. Military Enjoyed Spiking The Football
Who knew we were so civilized?
In light of the White House announcement today that post-mortem photos of Osama bin Laden will not be made public (until, of course, they are eventually leaked), here is a video flashback to the days when the U.S. military regularly spiked the ball.
The military once filmed the execution of American enemies (by hanging and firing squad) and distributed the footage for use in newsreel reports that were often shown in theaters before feature films.
Below you’ll find three such examples, all of which TSG found at the National Archives in College Park, Maryland.