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Léon GAULTIER

French Léon GAULTIER

French collaborator, SS, cofounder of the National Front.

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Born: on February 01, 1915 in Bourges, Cher, France
Died: on July 18, 1997 in Ménétréol-sous-Sancerre, Cher, France


Biography

Léon Gaultier (1 February 1915 Bourges – 18 July 1997) was a French collaborator. He was a cofounder of the National Front.
Léon Gaultier studied classics, and was a professor of history.
During World War II, he worked with Paul Marion – secrétaire général of Information in the government of Philippe Pétain, was a columnist for " Radio Vichy ", and was one of the founders de la Milice française.
He fought for Germany in the Waffen-SS with the rank of Untersturmführer. He commanded a French unit on the Eastern Front in the fall of 1944. He was seriously wounded in Galicie. He was sentenced to forced labor in 1946. Released on 2 June 1948, he worked for Agence Havas.
Later, he cofounded with Jean-Marie Le Pen, the publishing house SERP (Société d'études et de relations publiques which specialized in history.
In 1972, he was one of the founders of the National Council of the National Front. He wrote in Rivarol, he was gradually moved away from the circle of Jean-Marie Le Pen in early 1980. Thereafter, he concentrated on writing memoir.

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