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PIERRE LABORDERE

PIERRE LABORDERE

The tug PIERRE LABORDERE alongside the quay at La Rochelle in 1933. The men were transported to the town penitenciary to be gathered with some other convicts before leaving for the Guyana penal colonies by steamer MARTINIERE.

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The tug conveyed them to the Saint-Martin de Re prison on the Ile-de-Re from whence they were transported to the prison of Saint-Laurent-du-Maron.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prison_of_St-Laurent-du-Maroni
All very grim - vive Henri Charrière !
 

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aka Papillon! Great book.
 

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