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Pierre Auguste Joseph Messmer

(b. Vincennes, 20 Mar. 1916, d. Paris, 29 Aug. 2007) French; Prime Minister 1972–4 A Doctor of Law and graduate of the School of Oriental Languages in Paris, Messmer embarked on ...

Messmer, Pierre Auguste Joseph

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A Dictionary of Contemporary World History (5 ed.)

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Current Version:
2019
Subject:
History, Contemporary History (post 1945)
Length:
350 words

...Messmer, Pierre Auguste Joseph (b. Vincennes , 20 Mar. 1916 ; d. Paris , 29 Aug. 2007 ) Prime Minister of France 1972–4 A Doctor of Law and graduate of the School of Oriental Languages in Paris, Messmer embarked on a career as a colonial civil servant in 1938 and was, at the outbreak of war, a colonial administrator. In 1940 he joined the Free French Forces and participated in African and European campaigns. In 1945 he was taken prisoner by the Vietminh in the Indochina campaign. In 1946 he became head of the Interministerial Committee on...

Messmer, Pierre Auguste Joseph

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A Dictionary of Political Biography (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics
Length:
336 words

..., Pierre Auguste Joseph (b. Vincennes , 20 Mar. 1916 , d. Paris , 29 Aug. 2007 ) French ; Prime Minister 1972–4 A Doctor of Law and graduate of the School of Oriental Languages in Paris, Messmer embarked on a career as a colonial civil servant in 1938 and was, at the outbreak of war, a colonial administrator. In 1940 he joined the Free French Forces and participated in African and European campaigns. In 1945 he was taken prisoner by the Vietminh in the Indochina campaign. In 1946 he became head of the Interministerial Committee on...

Pierre Auguste Joseph Messmer

Pierre Auguste Joseph Messmer  

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(b. Vincennes, 20 Mar. 1916, d. Paris, 29 Aug. 2007)French; Prime Minister 1972–4 A Doctor of Law and graduate of the School of Oriental Languages in Paris, Messmer embarked on a career as a colonial ...

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