Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Dreyfus trial anniversary

Capt. Alfred Dreyfus
One hundred-twenty-one years ago today, Captain Alfred Dreyfus of the French Army was convicted of treason by a court-martial. The case proved deeply divisive across French society. In due course he was exonerated, but not before he was forced to serve time at France's notorious Devil's Island prison. He died in 1935.

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