Archive figures show that the period when the British Army was occupying Germany after the end of the Second World War did not pass off without incident. During that time there were 202 executions at Hameln Prison, in the British zone in Germany, all of them carried out by the British hangman Albert Pierrepoint. Of these, 200 were war criminals.

The other two were British servicemen convicted of murder. One of them, Frank Upson, a driver in the Royal Army Service Corps, was found guilty of murdering a German woman in August, 1946, and hanged on Wednesday, January 22nd, 1947.