The terrorists and their hostages were shuttled to a nearby airfield, but the captors later turned on the Israeli athletes and killed them with machine guns and a grenade.

German Nazi forces had invaded Poland two days earlier, claiming to be acting in self-defence following a ‘false flag’ operation.

Josef Jakobs was found guilty of espionage by General Court Martial and taken to the miniature firing range at the Tower of London where he was strapped to a wooden Windsor chair and killed by firing squad at 7:12am.