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  • Title: Yves Jean Antoine Noël Godard papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1929-1974
    Collection Number: 76073
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
    Language of Material: French
    Physical Description: 13 manuscript boxes, 1 oversize box, 1 envelope (6.9 linear feet)
    Abstract: Correspondence, messages, reports, dossiers, maps, photographs, clippings, and speeches and writings relating to military and resistance operations during World War II, military operations during the Indochinese War, and military, police, and terrorist activities during the Algerian independence struggle. Includes records of the Armée secrète de Haute-Savoie.
    Creator: Godard, Yves Jean Antoine Noël, 1911-1975


    Collection open for research.
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    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Yves Jean Antoine Noël Godard Papers, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1976.


    Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. To determine if this has occurred, find the collection in Stanford University's online catalog at http://searchworks.stanford.edu/ . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in the online catalog is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

    Biographical Note

    1911, December 21 Born, Saint Maixent, France
    1929 Baccalauréat, Faculté des Sciences, Université de Strasbourg
    1932 Graduated from the Ecole Spéciale Militaire de Saint-Cyr (military academy); sous-lieutenant, 27th Bataillon de Chasseurs Alpins (Alpine Infantry)
    1937 Champion de France militaire de ski (military ski champion)
    1939 Member, French military mission to Poland
    1940 Captain; captured by German forces, June 16, at Maizières, France
    1940-1944 Prisoner of war (Oflag 10, Montwy, Poland); escaped to France via Germany disguised as a Spanish laborer
    1944 Battalion chief, 27th Bataillon de Chasseurs Alpins; commander of the Armée Secrète de Haute-Savoie (Secret Army of Resistance Fighters of Haute-Savoie)
    1945-1948 Occupation duty in Austria
    1948-1952 Commander of the 11th Bataillon de Choc (Special Forces)
    1952-1955 Duty in Indochina; commander of the Groupement Mobile Nord of the Forces Terrestres du Laos (combined French and Laotian forces); attempted to relieve the siege of Dien Bien Phu; lieutenant colonel
    1955-1957 Adjutant to General Massu, commander of the 10th Division Parachutiste (Paratroop Division); commander of the Algiers-Sahel military sector; active role in the "Battle of Algiers"; colonel
    1958-1960 Directeur général de la Sûreté Nationale en Algérie (director of police)
    1960-1961 Adjutant in the subdivision of Nevers, France
    1961 Participant in the April putsch in Algeria; condemned to death in absentia
    1961-1962 Organizer and chief of intelligence of the O.A.S. (Organisation Armée Secrète) in Algeria
    1965-1975 Manufacturer, Papignies, Belgium
    1972 Author, Les Paras dans la ville (Paratroops in the City), vol. I of Les Trois Batailles d'Alger (The Three Battles of Algiers) (Paris: Librairie Arthème Fayard)
    1975, March 3 Died, Lessines, Belgium

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Armée secrète de Haute-Savoie.
    France. Armée--Officers.
    Organisation Armée secrète.
    Algeria--History--Revolution, 1954-1962.
    Haute-Savoie (France)
    Indochinese War, 1946-1954.
    World War, 1939-1945--France.
    World War, 1939-1945--Underground movements.
    World War, 1939-1945.