This inhabitant of Béarn born in Pau on April 17th, 1894 entered to Saint-Cyr military school in 1912 before being the school-fellow of Charles de Gaulle at the School of war. He belongs to the staffs of Weygand and Lyautey before becoming officer detached with that of the marshal Pétain between 1934 and 1938, while succeeding de Gaulle at the post of writer of Staff. He is the initiator in 1936 of an intelligence service anticommunist in the army, called Corvignolles. Dislocated its functions by the government Daladier, presented as a “officer of adventure”, it founds the French military Union. Politician of Extreme right-hand side, it directs the periodical " the Order national" who will publish the German battle plans. Its name especially appears at the time of the business of the Hood where he is the founder of the Corvignolles network, regarded wrongfully as being the " Hood militaire". This image will remain forever related to its name.
Released, during the summer and of the autumn 1940, with some supports - of which that of the colonel Groussard, second in command of Saint-Cyr military school in 1940 - it continues with Vichy its activities of information and underground action. It then acts in a direction all at the same time anti-German, anticommunist and anti-gaulliste.
Named in September 1940 acting general of the French Legion of the combatants whose seat was with the hotel of the Sports in Vichy, it undertakes to recruit there agents which will establish connections with the English services and founds the network " Navarre" (its pen name) which, become the network '' Alliance '', will be directed later by Marie-madeleine Fourcade.
Xavier Vallat returns it legion in November 1940. Passed in North Africa, it is stopped for dissidence by the general Weygand in May 1941. Escaped prisoner, it takes again the maquis in France. Decree, delivered to the Gestapo, it is off-set in July 1943 with the camp of Mauthausen.
After the war, it starts a new political career and is elected on June 17th 1951 appointed Yrénées-Atlantiques (group of the Independent French). He dies in Paris on February 11th, 1955, the day of his nomination as Général with the Official journal.
- Marie-madeleine Fourcade - the arch of Noë - Beech - 1968
- Georges Loustaunau-Lacau - Mémoires of French rebels - Robert Laffont
Mathieu Weber, Biographie of a French rebels , master's paper, Nanterre Paris X, 2003.
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