The ambush happened around noon on 18 May 1956. Unequal
combat, as in all ambush. This one would cost the lives of 20 soldiers (called
up) of the 11/9th RIC ( Colonial Infantry
"We must stick to an irrefutable minimum. The first
two corpses found 19/5/56 at 1900Hrs on the very spot of the combat, did not
show - as I remember - traces of violence; but on some others found in the
afternoon, they had been worked on with an indescribable savagery. In charge to
identify the victims the 20th at Hospital Maillot (Algiers main military
hospital), I had to examine the rests of this unfortunates in the presence of an
MD: what we saw was so bad that I asked in writing for a medical exam as to
determine the causes of death, and if the mutilations were done before or after.
I have never been made aware of the results; I do not even know if that autopsy
has ever been made…" Pierre Poingsignon, in 1956 lieutenant commanding
the 6th company 0f the 11/9th RIC.
"Two mutilated corpses were lying in the bushes. Eyes
poked, disembowelled and filled with stones. Testicles cut off, and feet with
multiples knife wounds…"
In any war there are armies.
The arab-marxists armies already camped in
France, ready to re-use the same methods
of yesterday in Algeria and today in
Maurice Feignon. Tortured with red-hot iron and boiling liquid before
having his throat slit. While doing their job for Moslems, the MDs paid a
heavy tribute to FLN terrorism, as a way to cut off Moslems from France.
Massacre of DAR BAROUD
To fight against France the FLN did not limit is
scope of action to Algeria. We are here in Morocco.
This 23 October 1956, the rioters forced the police
station around 1500Hrs. In the crowd the torturers took out a naked man
torso, without head or limbs, upon which the crowd spat.
Then it was a man still alive, but with a large
wound on his right side. Pushed, staggering, he cried"Mercy,
mercy". He was doused with petrol and set on fire as a live torch.
The savages put out the fire when there was no sign of life. The leader
then cut off his head and put it at the end of a spike, as a target for
the youths who were throwing stones. The body was then cut in pieces.
Then it was a third man, blood all over, and then a
fourth still alive whose right arm had been torn off. At the sight a youth
jumped on him and opened his belly with a knife. The blood spurted out.
The rioters were drinking the warm blood coming out of the wound. Then
their carried on with their dirty work, cutting strips of flesh from the
still alive victim, and throwing them to the crowd who took them with
Then it was a 5th
body as mutilated as the one before, then a sixth policeman still alive
whose head was smashed with stones.
The bodies were pilled up doused with petrol and set
Climbed on a jeep a man with a loud speaker talked
to the crowd, inciting them to go and massacre all europeans. He was
speaking in good arab and we know for sure that he is an algerian teacher
called Fra Rahali.
From an eye witness
father J. Heffner aged 52 was the manager of a farm in AL HADJAR, county
of DUZERVILLE, department of BONE ( now ANABA ). He was dining with his
wife, daughter Jeanne aged 22, and his 2 sons André and Gonzague, aged 27
On the evening of 1/1/56, 7 terrorists came and ask for coffee. Then some
of them took the 3 men outside, while the other 4 including their leader
took Jeanne in the bedroom and taking turn hideously tortured her. Mr
Heffner and his 2 sons had their throat slit. Mr Heffner had also all his
fingers cut off.
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