Bob Desnard, Dog of War

Director : Thomas Risch
Length : 52 '
Year : 2005
Producer : Daniel Leconte


On February 20, 2006, Bob Desnard faces French courts to give answers on his disastrous expedition to the Comoro Islands in 1995. This documentary tells the story of the most famous French mercenary. A multi-facetted person: « Monganga » in Katanga, « Gilbert Bourgeaud » in Biafra, « Mister Bob » in Yemen, « Henry Thomas » in the Comoro Islands… The same person hides behind all these pseudonyms: Robert Desnard. Today, Robert Desnard is 76 years old and retraces the career that made him the most emblematic figure in the French sphere of influence in sub-Saharan Africa.