Vol. 2 No. 20 … Cover : Firing Squad Executes Two German Spies ….. The climactic photograph in the remarkable series of pictures appearing on pages 2, 3 and 4 was made by YANK’s Sgt. George Aarons, in Aleppo, Syria, just as the bullets from the rifles of a French firing squad struck the bodies of two Nazi spies. The legs of the spy at the left buckle as the top of the stake to which he is bound falls, sheared off by slugs. The man at right slumps to the ground. Behind each stake a cloud of smoke can be seen.