General Mesnil did not get to Colditz. The next morning the commandant Pravill, Head Oflag IV C, said four French generals arrived that General Mesnil killed in Dresden while trying to escape. "He was buried in Dresden with a detachment of Wehrmacht military honors," - added Pravill. The last detail was true: Nazis put the mise en scene from beginning to end. Trying to escape the general Mesnil seemed very suspicious of his comrades in misfortune. They knew that the impurity given up the idea of ??escape after his eldest son was sent to Germany for active participation in the resistance movement, and was afraid that the young could be executed in retaliation for the escape. However, the truth is only found during the investigation carried out after the war, in the captured archives.