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Aug 16

True History

Alfons Fredrick Renard is a survivor of the French and Algerian War in the 1840s. He originally wrote his memoirs in two volumes, but the were destroyed in a fire. He rewrote his history in 1881, a colorful, horrific, detailed account of being held as a prisoner of war by militant Muslims. The Third Jihad, as it was called the, was led by Abd al-Qadir, whom he met. During such a time, survival is never certain. Truly he would have died but for his exceptional will to live.

 

 

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