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Edouard DALADIER

French Edouard DALADIER

French Radical-Socialist (centre-left) politician and the Prime Minister of France at the outbreak of World War II

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Born: on June 20, 1884 in Carpentras, Vaucluse, France
Died: on October 10, 1970 in Paris, France


Biography

Daladier was born in Carpentras and began his political career before World War I. During the war, he fought on the Western Front and was decorated for his service. After the war, he became a leading figure in the Radical Party and Prime Minister in 1933 and 1934. Daladier was Minister of Defence from 1936 to 1940 and Prime Minister again in 1938. As head of government, he expanded the French welfare state in 1939.

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