Devil's Island


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Devil’s Island

former French penal colony off French Guiana. [Fr. Hist.: NCE, 754]

Devil’s Island

Guiana island penal colony (1852–1938); Alfred Dreyfus among famous prisoners there. [Fr. Hist.: NCE, 754]
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In 1894 the Jewish French soldier Alfred Dreyfuswho had graduated ninth out of a class of eighty-two from the Ecole superieure de guerre and was a member of the general staff of the French armywas falsely accused of treason, and spent five years in solitary confinement on Devil's Island before being finally pardoned in 1899 by the French government.
Paris, 1895: an army officer, Georges Picquart, watches a convicted spy, Alfred Dreyfus exiled for life to Devil's Island.
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He was sent to Devil's Island, a small penal colony off the coast of South America, where he was not allowed visitors; not even the guards could speak to him.
Dreyfus was found guilty in 1894 of passing secret information to the German military attache in Paris and sentenced to life imprisonment at the infamous Devil's Island penal colony.
As Dreyfus languishes in a cell on Devil's Island, intelligence officer Georges Piquard becomes convinced of his innocence and takes on the establishment to prove it, putting his own career and life in danger.
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King of Devil's Island - King of Devil's Island (Norwegian: Kongen av Bastoy) is a 2010 Norwegian film directed by Marius Holst.
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After being publicly degraded before a frenzied mob howling antisemitic hatred, Dreyfus was deported to solitary confinement on Devil's Island, an isolated French penal colony off the coast of French Guiana, from where few returned.
Prisons and penal colonies abound, encircled by an oceanic moat: Devil's Island, Alcatraz, Rikers, Robben Island, Saint Helena, Guantanamo.