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Rennes Trial


In June of 1899 France's Court of Appeals overturned the initial verdict against Alfred Dreyfus and called him before a new court-martial held at Rennes. On August 7th of the same year the trial begun, now including new evidence and the anticipation of a French public divided over the case. While Esterhazy had admitted his own guilt and a critical docuument had been revealed as a forgery, Dreyfus was again found guilty. Following a short period of appeal, the president of the republic pardoned Dreyfus.