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Prison-Break Presidents


Re your post, and I am in NO WAY comparing any or all of the below to the odious Charles Taylor, but it got me thinking. A few of these I knew, others I found:

Napoleon III escaped from prison to later become elected President of France. Napoleon obviously escaped Elbe to become Emperor again. Churchill escaped from Boer captivity Yitzhak Shamir escaped from a British detention facility twice

Saddam Hussein escaped from an Iraqi prison Eamon de Valera escaped from jail as well.”

#2)”You may have received other e-mails, but Eamon DeValera of Ireland was a prisoner of the British, was sprung from jail, and went on to become prime minister of Ireland.”


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