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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

French historian accused of stealing American war heroes’ dog tags to sell on eBay

For two years, the historian had been visiting a National Archives facility in Maryland to review files on U.S. pilots who had crashed in German-controlled Europe during World War II.

Last week, Antonin Dehays, a 32-year-old Frenchman, finally acknowledged one reason why, federal investigators say: He’d been stealing the dog tags of dead American heroes, selling many of them on eBay.

“The theft of our history should anger any citizen,” the Archivist of the United States David Ferriero said Tuesday in a statement, “but as a veteran I am shocked at allegations that a historian would show such disregard for records and artifacts documenting those captured or killed in World War II.”



Anonymous said...

He has no morals at all.

Anonymous said...

Condemn the purchase as well.

Anonymous said...


(really??? not print this??? Couple of centuries ago the French would chop off the heads of thieves!!!!)

That's what this Frenchman did!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Foreigners have no respect for our country..he should get twenty years.