June 18, 1960. Surrounded by 15,000 people, General de Gaulle inaugurated the Mont-Valérien memorial at nightfall. Since October 1945, fifteen heroes of the Second World War, drawn at random, have been waiting to be installed in this memorial necropolis. The head of state reviews the fifteen coffins but looks away as he passes by vault number 4. And for good reason, the coffin is empty. In extremis, the body of a certain Robert B. was removed and it was discovered that, although he was a member of the resistance, he threw some of his comrades without the excuse of torture. The matter was settled by this withdrawal, but the general public does not know it. There is no way that the French know that the shadow of a traitor hangs over the memorial of fighting France. Later, the traitor Robert B. was replaced by Corporal Maboulkede, a skirmisher from North Africa.
Journalist Nathalie Saint-Cricq learned this incredible story on November 11, 2021 while commenting for her website.
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