- Sep 14, 2020
The other Side of the Coin
By Yahia Al Shaer
Atrocities and war crimes
During the Anglo-French Invasion of Port Said and Port Fouad
Suez War in 1956
( From the diary of the French paratrooper Pierre Leulliette in his book
St. Michael and the dragon)
( translated by Google Translation Sevices)
Soldiers of the French Paratroopers Division,
Shoot civilian hunters in cold blood
Pierre Loulette, as a member of the BPC's Colonial Parachute Regiment, documents more pages 208-209 of his cited memories of Paratrooper, the next massacre committed on Tuesday 06 November.
".... at dawn, more shots, mixed with reports of grenades.
There are dozens of old ships and a few felines moored along the canal in front of the barracks. We did not have time to attend them, and from them we heard all the noise, we went with the head of the group to investigate the source of the sounds, and about ten fishermen were found hiding in their boats.
They raised their hands and are trying to convince us that they are non-combatants - which is likely -. Suddenly they found themselves in the middle of our position, perhaps they had no choice but to hide to escape the gunfire.
“... do not take prisoners, they are useless!
They are a nuisance and should be fed ..
“We are emptying our weapons caches… The prisoners fall into the water one by one, leaving only two, as they jump into the sea in a desperate attempt to hide along the boat hulls .
Private L. had never been involved in a sport like this before but, to prove it really tough, he rode the last boat. And no one is insight ..... ??
Leaning on the tail, he kneels, waiting for the moment the two suffocating men have to show their head to breathe.
And the head, swollen, disappears at close range. Another three minutes pass, and the head appears again . "Ta ... ta ... ta ... tatata ... tata ...".
Blood and water drips .... the head sinks and does not come again. A large round pink spot slowly expands on the surface, then grows more and more.
Then the second explosion of gunfire .... After a few minutes, a face appeared emerging from the water a little further away, with hair close as the first eyes and two eyes wide open to horror. . "Ta ... ta ... ta ... tatata ... tata ...".
It shares the same fate, and there is the same amplitude ring of the tiny scarlet waves.
Two days later, when we cross the Great Canal, we see these two corpses again, bulging, slowly floating towards the sea. We recognized them from their worn-out faces ...
These were accounts of two criminal operations committed as described and documented by Pierre Lioliette , a French soldier, and member of the Colonial Paratrooper BPC who witnessed the massacres . Of persons ..... and he is not Egyptian.
( From the diary of the French paratrooper Pierre Leulliette in his book St. Michael and the dragon translated by Google Translation)