Francois Toussaint was a French military captain from Lyons who ultimately died during World War I.


After his death, Toussaint's uniform and papers were disposed of by enemy guards in August 1916, but were retrieved by a captured Belgian soldier called Emile, who grabbed them as a disguise for himself in the knowledge that commissioned officers received better treatment in prison.

Emile was taken to a POW camp and took part in the escape attempt orchestrated there but never made it to safety. He was killed during the breakout.

Behind the scenesEdit

The spelling of Toussaint's surname lies within the pages of the 1993 "Germany, Mid-August 1916" adaptation: Prisoner of War. However, the subtitles on the DVD release of the episode (as Trenches of Hell) spell the name as "Tusson".


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