Who's Never Heard of the Circus Trots? (Translator) Issue no. 112 Winter 1989 Of course I’ve heard of the Circus Trots. In May 1940, Comrade Pinardier (for that was his nom de guerre, not his name) found himself in Brussels, cut off by the German invasion. With his militant Trotskyist past, how could he get out from under the net?