Jean-Louis Cremieux-Brilhac,
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Cremieux-Brilhac: A farewell to France's war broadcaster

Jean-Louis Cremieux-Brilhac, secretary of the propaganda committee under General de Gaulle during World War Two, has died aged 98 in Paris.

He personally drew up the instructions to be read out over the BBC, telling the French public how to react on D-Day.

After the war he had a political career working for the centre-left leader Pierre Mendes-France.

Hugh Schofield spoke to Mr Cremieux-Brilhac in 2014 ahead of the D-Day anniversary celebrations.

  • 09 Apr 2015
  • From the section Europe
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