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Café Histoire: Pierre Laval (1883-1945); retour sur un parcours politique

Monday 13 June 2011 17:30-19:00

Institut français d’Ecosse

13 Randolph Crescent Edinburgh EH3 7TT


  • Pierre Laval et le maréchal Philippe Pétain en 1943


Pierre Laval (1883-1945) is undoubtedly one of the most controversial figures of French history. Fred Kupferman writes about him: “This man has a unique place in the collective memory. People had always felt resentment towards him: in 1935 when he was accused of the crisis, as well as when he embodied Vichy’s government acts in 1944.” A retrospective of Pierre Laval’s political career will enlighten us on the choices he made at the darkest times of French history.

Institute members: £5 / Non members: £8

Institut Français Écosse 2017