Posts tagged ‘France’

An Officer and a Spy

Review by Robin Hull

I suppose I first became aware of the Dreyfus affair some seventy years ago. I clearly remember a conversation with my mother in the sitting room of our then home in Hertfordshire; my mother spoke with such animation that the occasion became engrained on my memory.

Dreyfus, an Alsatian Jew, was tried for espionage in 1895 before a French military court, convicted and sentenced to inhumane, solitary confinement on Devil’s Island. (more…)

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November 22, 2013 at 6:15 pm Leave a comment


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