Bigeard

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Battle Of Agounennda - Background
... Lieutenant Colonel Marcel Bigeard and his 3rd Colonial Parachute Regiment (3e RPC) - recently returned from successful operations in Algiers - were tasked with hunting ... Bigeard decided to ambush Commando 41 on their way and picked Agounenda on the Oued Boulbane, a known FLN route ... Bigeard and the 3e RPC was transported by truck from their base at Sidi Ferruch to Hill 895, where they arrived by 0130 on 23 May ...
Larbi Ben M'hidi - Capture - Execution
... During his capture, Marcel Bigeard refused the use of torture under his custody and instead, questioned Ben M'hidi's tactics over a two week period ... On the tenth day, March 4, 1957, Bigeard was forced to agree to "Ben M'hidi being transferred to another prision for administrative reasons" ... Bigeard's paratroopers presented their arms in a send-off with full military honors during the transfer of custody ...
Torture During The Algerian War - 2000s Controversies - Bigeard's Attitude
... General Marcel Bigeard, who had denied employing torture for forty years, finally also admitted that it had been used, although he claimed that he personally had not engaged in the practice ... Bigeard, who qualified FLN activists as "savages", claimed torture was a "necessary evil." To the contrary, General Jacques Massu denounced it, following Aussaresses' revelations, and ... Bigeard's justification of torture has been criticized by various persons, among whom Joseph Doré, archbishop of Strasbourg, and Marc Lienhard, president of the Lutheran Church of the Augsburg confession of Alsace ...
Battle Of Agounennda
... Regiment under Lieutenant Colonel Marcel Bigeard and FLN’s Commando 41 (‘Ali Khodja’) under Si Azzedine ... Bigeard and his regiment were sent to hunt down the Commando after it had carried out several successful ambushes against French units ... Bigeard managed to redeploy and surround the FLN force it withdrew successfully albeit with heavy casualties ...
Larbi Ben M'hidi - Capture
... Larbi Ben M'hidi was captured by Bigeard and his men on the 23 February 1957 ... He was interrogated by Bigeard for ten days ... Bigeard was impressed with Larbi Ben M'hidi's defiance and dignity, even though defeated, he proved that he was in no way of form broken, mentally, physically or spiritually ...