Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Controversial French General Bigeard to be laid to rest two years after death


The remains of one of France's most decorated generals, Marcel Bigeard, will finally be interred on Tuesday, following bitter wrangling in the two years since his death.

Torture was "a necessary evil" claimed Marcel Bigeard
The funeral in the Indochina War Memorial at Frejus, in the south of France will be attended by his daughter and France's Defence Minister, Jean-Yves Le Drian.
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But opinions remain divided over General Bigeard, who is accused of overseeing torture during France's war with Algeria.
Previous attempts to find him a resting place have failed because of his controversial past.
Read more: BBC News
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