Title: Yves Jean Antoine Noël Godard papers,
Date (inclusive): 1929-1974
Collection Number: 76073
Hoover Institution Archives
Language of Material:
13 manuscript boxes, 1 oversize box, 1 envelope
(6.9 linear feet)
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.
Godard, Yves Jean Antoine Noël, 1911-1975
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Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1976.
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|1911, December 21
||Born, Saint Maixent, France
||Baccalauréat, Faculté des Sciences, Université de Strasbourg
||Graduated from the Ecole Spéciale Militaire de Saint-Cyr (military academy); sous-lieutenant, 27th Bataillon de Chasseurs
Alpins (Alpine Infantry)
||Champion de France militaire de ski (military ski champion)
||Member, French military mission to Poland
||Captain; captured by German forces, June 16, at Maizières, France
||Prisoner of war (Oflag 10, Montwy, Poland); escaped to France via Germany disguised as a Spanish laborer
||Battalion chief, 27th Bataillon de Chasseurs Alpins; commander of the Armée Secrète de Haute-Savoie (Secret Army of Resistance
Fighters of Haute-Savoie)
||Occupation duty in Austria
||Commander of the 11th Bataillon de Choc (Special Forces)
||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
||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
||Directeur général de la Sûreté Nationale en Algérie (director of police)
||Adjutant in the subdivision of Nevers, France
||Participant in the April putsch in Algeria; condemned to death in absentia
||Organizer and chief of intelligence of the O.A.S. (Organisation Armée Secrète) in Algeria
||Manufacturer, Papignies, Belgium
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.
Organisation Armée secrète.
Indochinese War, 1946-1954.
World War, 1939-1945--France.
World War, 1939-1945--Underground movements.
World War, 1939-1945.