An Officer and a Spy

The Dreyfus Affair

“It’s like the Miser losing all of his gold”, said the eventual hero of the film, seeing the Jew being stripped of his decorations. Later he describes the court martial as getting rid of a pestilence, which is a view shared by much of the military establishment, orthodox as they are. It is the same group who would go on to suffer the humiliation of Vichy and hand over their countrymen to fascists, rather than live up to the ideals of 1789. But I am getting ahead of myself.

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Pranav Kumar

Pranav Kumar

Physics, Films, Fiction, Food, Football, …and travel and history