An Intimate Journal of the Dreyfus Case

An Intimate Journal of the Dreyfus Case

An Intimate Journal of the Dreyfus Case

An Intimate Journal of the Dreyfus Case

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On November 1, 1886, Maurice Palélogne, then aged twenty-seven and for the past four years an embassy secretary, was assigned to the "reserved affairs" section of the political department of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs. This was the name discreetly given to what was, in fact, a kind of intelligence service belonging to the Quai d'Orsay in its own right; certain police investigations ended up in the "reserved affairs" section, which was also responsible for certain confidential contacts with the Ministry of War. Thus by the very nature of his employment, Maurice Paléologue was for many years brought into constant and regular contact with the army intelligence service. He was frequently called on to work in close collaboration with officers engaged in espionage or counter- espionage work. Moreover, as a reserve artillery lie-

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