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R.W. Johnson: Au coeur des ténèbres

11 March 2010
The Killer Trail: A Colonial Scandal in the Heart of Africa 
by Bertrand Taithe.
Oxford, 324 pp., £16.99, October 2009, 978 0 19 923121 8
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... in the service of France, something that gave them status and promised future reward. Now all this was threatened and they turned on their leaders. Neither Voulet nor Chanoine lasted a week, though BertrandTaithe warns us in The Killer Trail that this version of events may well have been contrived by the other French officers, who now needed to exculpate themselves and make sure all the blame fell on ...

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