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Francis Lagrange

Francis Lagrange

Devil's Island. Hell on earth. An iconic memorial of man's inhumanity to man.


Weeeeeeeeeellllllllll, not quite, said Francis "Flag" Lagrange, artist, stage set designer, art forger, counterfeiter, and inmate for 15 years in le penitencier de Guyane francaise. To be sure, he said, it was a prison, not a summer camp - pas une colonie de vacances. Yes, individual guards and officers might be ruthless, but they were the exception, not the rule. Do what you were told, Flag said, and you got along.

And escape? That, Flag tells us, was the easiest part. All you had to do was ...

Well, mecs, cliquez ici, and you can learn Flag's side of the story.