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Henriot, Philippe

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Born: 1889 AD
Died: 1944 AD, at 55 years of age.

Nationality: French
Categories: Politician

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1889 - Born on the 7th of January in Reims.

1932-1936 - Henriot was elected to the Third Republic's Chamber of Deputies for the Gironde département.

1940 - After the capitulation of France, he stood by Philippe Pétain's German-backed régime and joined the paramilitary Milice.

1944 - On the 6th of January, he was made the Minister of Information and Propaganda.

         - The following June 28, in the Ministry building where he slept, a group of fifteen members of the Résistance dressed as members of the Milice killed him in his bed. In retaliation, Georges Mandel, a long-time opponent of collaboration, was executed.

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