17/09/2010

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04/1947

Maroc

Massacre de Casablanca

05-08/05/1947

Maroc

Massacre de Moramanga : 165 morts.

05/08/1947

Tunisie

Massacre de Sfax : 29 morts

20e

Madagascar

http://e.rambel.free.fr/madagascar/history_between_brackets.html

The forgotten massacres of Madagasikara

 

In Madagascar, French troops waged a real colonial war of which the French press spoke very little. The french stayed ignorant of the reconquest and the atrocities that were comitted. The cost was particulary heavy. 1 900 Malagasy having "collaborated with the French" were killed by the insurgents, as well as 500 soldiers and colonists. the number of independance activists is an another story: combats, massacers, the burning of villages, tortures, famine would have killed 100 000 people. At the end of 1948, General Garbey, the French chief of staff spoke of 86 000 victims, but in 1960, this official figure was 11 342 dead !...

 

"Terrifying" reprisals

More revealing than figures is the exposition of the methods used two years after the end of the Nazi Barbarism. An extract from an article generally hostile to the rebells published in France-Soir, on the 8th of May 1947 and read in the french parlement by the socialist Lamine Gueye to the fury of his colleagues give us an idea : "The reprisals are terrifying. Malagasy prisoners have been put in planes and thrown out above rebell villages us "warning bombs". In other places, the rebells were locked in cabines and burnt alive.

 

Jean-Claude MUTEAU ,historien

 

20/07

02/09

03/10

1948

Madagascar

20 juillet : à Madagascar, le dirigeant des insurgés du Sud» Michel Radaoroson, est tué.

2 septembre : a Madagascar, le dirigeant des insurgés du Nord, Victorien Razafindrabe, est fait prisonnier (il mourra peu après en prison).

3 octobre : à Madagascar, verdict dans le procès des parlementaires : Ravoahangy et Raseta sont condamnés a mort.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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