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Pierre Laval (I) (1883–1945)

Born in Auvergnac, France, on June 28, 1883, Pierre Laval graduated college with a law degree and went into business. He was elected to the French parliament as a Socialist in 1903, and when war broke out in 1914 he enlisted in the French army. The war had apparently changed his political beliefs, however, as after the war he was re-elected to the ... See full bio »

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Jeanne Claussat  (his death)  (1 child)

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I want to tell you that I think this war is a great mistake. If we had come to terms with Mussolini, as I wanted to do, we might have held Germany. That is no longer possible. We have given most of Europe to Hitler. Let us try to hold on to what we have got left. I am a peasant from the Auvergne. I want to keep my farm, and I want to keep France. Nothing else matters now. (March 1940) See more »


Father in law of René de Chambrun. See more »

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