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Returning from Congo, when staying in Athenshe learned of the failed Algiers putsch against de Gaulle, after which gerre asked to be retired from the reserve as well.

He served in the French concessions in Chinafirst in Tianjinthen Beijing and finally Shanghai in Januarywhile stationed there he also learned Chinese. In his view terrorists should be treated as soldiers, albeit with the qualification that while they may attack civilian targets and wear no uniform, they also must guerde tortured for the very specific purpose of betraying their organization.

He took command of the battalion when its commander, Major Dupuis, was killed in action on 9 Septemberand was promoted to Major on 1 October.

In the short run these tactics resulted in a decisive victory in the Battle of Algiers. Trinquier is a theorist on the style of warfare he called Modern Warfarean “interlocking system of actions — political, economic, psychological, military — which aims at the overthrow of the established authority in a country and its replacement by another regime.

He arrived at Saigon in early and was assigned to Commando Ponchardier, a combined army and navy commando unit named after its commander Captain Pierre Ponchardier. February Learn how and when to remove this template message. Promoted to captain he commanded a company of the French military detachment there until 3 January under circumstance that had until become increasingly difficult during the Japanese invasion and occupation of large parts of China. He argued that it was immoral to treat terrorists as criminals, and to hold them criminally liable for their acts.

This page was last edited on 14 Novemberat Trinquier was also its first president from tobefore stepping down for General Jean Gracieux. These tactics included the use of small and mobile commando teams, torture, the setting-up of self-defense forces recruited in the local population, and their forced relocation in camps, as well as psychological and educational operations.

Retrieved on 16 November From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism in Algeria, — See Chapter 4 of Modern Warfare. He was critical of the traditional army’s inability to adapt to this new guedre of warfare.

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Trinquier’s criteria for torture was that the terrorist was to be asked only questions that related to the organization of his movement, that the interrogators must know what to ask, and that once the information is obtained the torture must stop and the terrorist is then treated as any other prisoner of war.

Trinquier’s maquis contributed to the successful evacuation of the fortified airhead at Na Sanin Augustand the reoccupation of the Phong Saly and Sam Neua provinces. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.

He then took command of a French outpost at Chi Ma on the Chinese border. After a brief stay in France as a director to the airborne moferne, Trinquier returned to Algeria in March to take over command of the 3rd Colonial Parachute Regiment, soon to be the 3rd Marine Infantry Parachute Regimentwhen its commanding officer, Marcel Modfrnewas recalled to France.

Roger Trinquier was born on 20 March in La Beaumea small village in the Hautes-Alpes department, to a peasant family. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Leading the battalion in combat in central Annam and the area around Saigon, he became aware of the inefficiency of the operations launched by the French high command and proposed to General Pierre Boyer guwrre Latour du Moulinthe commander of the French forces in southern Vietnam, a new approach to pacifying areas with strong Viet Minh presence.

Trinquier became commander of B4, one of the sub-units of the commando, recruited from the colonial infantry. He was recalled to France in July and in December trinqquier to Nice and the staff of the general commanding trniquier group of sub-divisions.

Trinquier’s troops occupied the terrain and laid ambushes against the Viet Minh at night instead of the normal policy of taking a few positions, where refuge could be taken at night and then reopening the roads in the morning.

Roger Trinquier

Retrieved on 11 February He then served as second-in-command to General Massucommander of the 10th Parachute Division, during the Battle of Algierswhere he was one of the leading figures behind the creation of the DPU Dispositif de Protection Urbain.

In retirement he devoted himself to viniculture and writing about his career and experiences. The character of Julien Boisfeuras in the novels The Centurions and The Praetorians by Jean Trinquuier was according to Larteguy not based on anyone, but believed by many to be at least partially inspired by Trinquier and Paul Aussaresses.


Please help improve this article by adding citations ka reliable sources. Trinquier returned to France in Januarybeing promoted to Lieutenant Colonel and assigned to the staff of General Gillescommander of the airborne troops.

Webarchive template wayback links CS1 maint: Archived from the original on April 13, After some time with the 4th Senegalese Tirailleur Regiment at Toulon, he embarked on a ship bound for Indochina on 11 May This article needs additional citations for verification.

He was then hired by Moise Tshombethe leader of the State of Katanga rebellion in Congo, to train his forces. Perhaps his most original contribution was his study and application of terrorism and torture as it related to this Modern Warfare.

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In Marchhe handed over the command of the regiment to Louis Bonnigal and in July, took command of the El Milia ugerre in Constantine department. He now joined the colonial infantry. Trinquier only stayed a few weeks in Congo before being thrown out by the United Nations.

He was also a counter-insurgency theorist, mainly with his book Modern Warfare. He is forced to flee the Katangese capital tdinquier helping Secessionists win the first round of fighting against UNO troops. He returned to France in the summer ofcharged with the responsibility of recruiting and training volunteers for a colonial parachute battalion that was being formed tronquier combat in Indochina against the Viet Minh.

On 26 JanuaryTrinquier asked for early retirement from the army into the reserve. On 12 Decemberafter thirty airborne operations and numerous ground operations, Trinquier and the battalion embarked on Pasteur, a French transport ship, and returned to France. He took part, as second-in-command, in operations in Cambodia and on the Plain of Reeds in southern Vietnam.

Retrieved from ” https: He became a member trinqiuer the committee for public safety formed by Generals Massu and Salan during the May crisiswhich brought Charles de Gaulle back to power; Trinquier resigned from the committee on 11 June and returned to his regiment.