Charles Tillon

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At a speech in 1989

Charles Joseph Tillon ( 3. July 1897 in Rennes - 13 January 1993 in Marseille ) was a French politician.

He was a metal worker, served in the Navy during World War I (1916-1919) and was sentenced to five years in prison for mutiny. He then worked as a politician and temporarily in the leadership of the Parti communiste français (PCF), from 1928 union leader, member of parliament (repeatedly from 1936), leader of the militant communist organization ( FTP - Francs-Tireurs et Partisans Français from 1941) in the French resistance movement (Resistance, FFI) during the Second World War. Then mayor in Aubervilliers and ministers in various governments (air force, armaments, civil reconstruction; 1944–1947), co-founder of the French resistance fighters organization (l'Association nationale des anciens combattants de la Résistance, ANACR) and in 1970 together with Jean-Paul Sartre a new “Red Aid” in France (Secours rouge, France).

He has published the following books, among others: Les FTP: soldats sans uniforme, Un «procès de Moscou» à Paris, On chantait rouge, It is no longer possible to remain silent (the latter together with Roger Garaudy , Maurice Kriegel-Valrimont and Jean Pronteau against the invasion of the CSSR in 1968).


Web links

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Douglas Johnson: Obituary: Charles Tillon . In: The Independent . January 14, 1993 (English, ).
  2. Création de l'ANACR
  3. ^ Claude Lecomte: You Mutin au Ministre . In: L'Humanité . 1993 ( ).
  4. ^ Charles Tillon, 95, French Communist Who Fought Nazis . ( ).