Obituary for a French superspy


10 Responses to “Obituary for a French superspy”

  1. WillieNelsonMandela says:

    Wow. That guy makes Jason Bourne look like a milquetoast.

  2. angusm says:

    It’s hard to criticize a man whose balls probably eclipsed the sun every time he left the house, but it’s too bad that he defended Maurice Papon, who was a very nasty piece of work.

    • Cory Doctorow says:

      Not to mention that defending France’s Indochinese interests wasn’t the same kind of noble cause as fighting Nazis.

  3. A. . says:

    He used to blow up casemates…until he took an arrow to the knee.

    Really, though, this man is awesome.  And phooey to the Bordeaux celebrants kitted up after the Germans left!  Phooey, I say!  

    Most true badasses we never hear anything about.  I’m glad this one’s story is known.  I’ll have a toast to him now.

  4. Whatever his later errors of judgement, he deserves at least a partial pass for his wartime activities.  He risked his life and the prospect of vicious torture to fight Nazism in a particularly hands on way. Its a much abused term- but this guy was a genuine hero.

  5. Maskarova says:

    Loaves of bread and special shoes, those guys were good

  6. Vnend says:

    I loved his wife’s advice to the detectives: ““Don’t try to lock him up. He escapes, you know.”

  7. wheeeeeen Captain France throws his mighty shieeeeeeeld…

  8. rtresco says:

    Bio-pic with Frenchmen du jour Jean Dujardin in 3-2-1…

  9. Forget everything you thought you knew about the term, “badass”.

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