Henri ROL-TANGUY

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Member of the French Resistance during World War II

FrenchBorn Georges René Henri ROL-TANGUY

French communist and a leader in the Resistance during World War II

Born on June 12, 1906 in Morlaix , France

Died on September 8, 2002 in Ivry-sur-Seine , France

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At his death The New York Times called him "one of France's most decorated Resistance heroes".



Aged 14, he moved to Paris to work as a foundryman. In 1925, he joined the Young Communists and ended up as a secretary. He did his military service in 1929 with the 8th Régiment de Zouaves in Oran, Algeria; on his return, he became an activist with the local metal workers union.

...   At his death The New York Times called him "one of France's most decorated Resistance heroes".



Aged 14, he moved to Paris to work as a foundryman. In 1925, he joined the Young Communists and ended up as a secretary. He did his military service in 1929 with the 8th Régiment de Zouaves in Oran, Algeria; on his return, he became an activist with the local metal workers union.



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