By A. Clinton

Jean Moulin is a universally well-known French hero, celebrated because the delegate of normal de Gaulle to Nazi-occupied France in 1942-3 and founding father of the nationwide Resistance Council in may perhaps 1943. he's identified for defiance of the German invaders in June 1940 and for his dying within the fingers of Gestapo leader Klaus Barbie in July 1943. This publication is the fist totally documented account in English of his republican historical past, his resistance actions, and of his loss of life and acceptance.

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Jean was unhurt, but Marguerite seriously injured her leg, later suffering from pneumonia. Madame Cerruti took charge of her daughter, taking up 26 Jean Moulin, 1899–1943 residence close to the marital household and filling the mind of her immobile daughter with bile about the Moulin family. To this Jean simply muttered about a ‘reactionary spirit’, and tried to humour his wife by paying for her singing lessons, and by buying her a radio receiver. He took Marguerite to Paris in January and March 1928.

This was a land of mixed agriculture, but was also characterised by networks of small islands and fishing ports very different from his native Béziers, over 1500 kilometres away. 28 Ubiquitous wayside crosses attested to attitudes rather different from the radicalism of his native ‘Midi Rouge’. Moulin’s duties reflected the character of this posting. He officiated at ceremonies on the death of fishermen, and he found that he had to take a strong stance against ‘certain publications which public morality does not tolerate’.

On 18 December 1932, Cot asked Jean Moulin to come from Finistère to head his private office. This summons was the first of a number that Moulin received. The practice of members of the prefectoral corps moving into central government was common at that time and continues. Moulin’s friends thought the offer a significant step in his career. However, in view of the limited life of ministries of the time, he made special provision for a temporary secondment. This proved a wise precaution. Moulin’s tasks in Paris included supporting Cot in discussions with Senate members, and attending with him a dinner for Savoyards in Paris.

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