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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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... was threatened and they turned on their leaders. Neither Voulet nor Chanoine lasted a week, though Bertrand Taithe 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 the two captains: when the French authorities ...

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