Exploring History
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Exploring History

The French Angel

How a medical disorder transformed a normal boy into a legend

Maurice Tillet / Photo courtesy of https://m.martianherald.com/

It’s 1940 in Boston, MA and stepping into the ring for the night’s main event was a wrestler that appeared to be more ogre than man. He is introduced as “The French Angel”. Spectators were baffled as there was nothing “angelic” about him. After winning his first fight with only two pinfalls, it was evident that Maurice Tillet, aka…

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Kassondra O'Hara

Kassondra O'Hara

Working mom who uses her curiosity to fuel the curiosities of others ~ Writes mostly history and true crime