Category Archives: Legion

Hégésippe Jean Légitimus

Hégésippe Jean Légitimus 1868 in Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe (died 1944 in Angles-sur-l’Anglin, France) He was a socialist politician from Guadeloupe who served in the French National Assembly from 1898–1902 and from 1906-1914 Légitimus was the first black man elected to the … Continue reading

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Louis Renault (part 2)

Louis Renault part 3 Three weeks after France was liberated in 1944, Renault surrendered “on condition that he would not be jailed until indicted.” He was arrested outside Paris on 22 September 1944, on charges of industrial collaboration with Nazi … Continue reading

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Charles André Mare

Charles André Mare 1885–1932 age 47 or André-Charles Mare. Mare was born in Argentan, in Normandy France. The Inventor of Camouflage (camouflé) He was a French painter and textile designer, and co-founder of the Company of French Art (la Compagnie … Continue reading

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