Gen Paul Aussaresses

Gen Paul Aussaresses

Birth
Castres, Departement du Tarn, Midi-Pyrénées, France
Death 4 Dec 2013 (aged 95)
La Vancelle, Departement du Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France
Burial La Vancelle, Departement du Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France
Memorial ID 121240871 · View Source
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French Army General. He was considered a hero of World War II and fought in the French Indochina War before being posted to Algeria at the outset of the anticolonial rebellion there in 1954. He was chief of French military intelligence during the Battle of Algiers, the uprising in the Algerian capital in 1956 and 1957. Former French president Jacques Chirac withdrawn him the red decoration of Legion of Honor after that he made ​​known the stories of torture and summary executions in his memoir "Battle of the Casbah: Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism in Algeria, 1955-57." He also gave an interview to French newspaper "Le Monde" in which he said that torture had been routine and condoned by the French leadership as the fastest way to get information about Algerian guerrilla activities. He also taught his deadly tactics to the CIA in America and also personally trained officers of DINA, Pinochet's secret police in Chile, when he was military attache of the French embassy in Santiago.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Errete
  • Added: 4 Dec 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 121240871
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Gen Paul Aussaresses (7 Nov 1918–4 Dec 2013), Find A Grave Memorial no. 121240871, citing Cimetiere de la Vancelle, La Vancelle, Departement du Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .