Minotaur: French Military Justice and the Aernoult-Rousset by John Cerullo

By John Cerullo

On February eleven, 1912, an predicted 120,000 humans in Paris participated in a rite that was once immediately relocating and macabre: a public procession to Père Lachaise Cemetery, the place the is still of a soldier named Albert Aernoult will be incinerated after a chain of indignant speeches denouncing the situations of his demise. This rite happened at a pivotal element within the “Aernoult-Rousset Affair,” a three-year agitation over the perform of French army justice that was once categorised a “proletarian Dreyfus Affair.” 

Aernoult had died in a single of the French Army’s Algerian penal camps in the summertime of 1909, allegedly by the hands of his officials. His dying got here to the eye of the general public during the intervention of a fellow prisoner, a profession felony named Émile Rousset, who provoked prosecution in an army courtroom that allows you to release his personal J’accuse opposed to camp officials. Rousset’s fees looked to be bearing fruit till he himself was once indicted for homicide, whereupon the complete Affair took on a brand new intensity.

Cerullo’s vigorous, suspenseful account of this dramatic tale, which hasn't ever been totally informed, becomes the traditional. within the present period of designated army courts, commissions, and prisons, the topic of army justice is an pressing one. Minotaur will curiosity historians of contemporary France, army historians and scholars of army justice, and criminal students, whereas additionally beautiful to common readers of contemporary ecu heritage and armed forces law.

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