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Effects of high drop hanging

Research: books, this community. Some topics I tread lightly around Google.

Question: does high drop hanging, which breaks the victim's neck, leave the trademark look (bulging eyes, tongue sticking out, etc.) or is it only asphyxiation that does that? I assume the face will be purple color anyway, due to the pooling of blood above the rope?
Background: my character sees the gallows with the victims on them. I need to know what he will see. Fictional setting, so it doesn't matter if high drop wasn't normally used for public executions.

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