Marcel Bigeard est mort

  • June 18, 2010
  • Abu Muqawama
  • France

One of the greatest warriors in history has passed. He was a hero of Dien Bien Phu and Algiers and was immortalized by several fictional representations, including "Raspéguy" in The Centurions. Gen. Petraeus reportedly kept an autographed picture of the great man in his room in Iraq in 2007. Le Monde's obituary is here. Le Figaro's obituary is here. "Bruno a quitté la fréquence," mourns Jean-Dominique Merchet.