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Box 1

MILITARY CAREER MEMORABILIA, 1930-1948

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence, orders, diplomas, certificates, military newspapers, postcards, song sheets, news clippings, maps, invitations, menus, notes, memoranda, reports, and other printed matter and memorabilia, assembled in scrapbook fashion by Godard during his career in the 27th Bataillon de Chasseurs Alpins (Battalion of Alpine Infantry) and the Armée Secrète de Haute-Savoie (Secret Army of Resistance Fighters of Haute-Savoie). Arranged chronologically by year with selected citations to material in which Godard figures prominently.
Box 1-2

ARCHIVES OF THE ARMEE SECRETE DE HAUTE-SAVOIE (FORCES FRANCAISES DE L'INTERIEUR), 1944-1946

Scope and Contents note

Orders, messages, memoranda, reports, histories, maps, personnel records, and financial correspondence related to the activities of the Secret Army of Resistance Fighters of Haute-Savoie (French forces of the Interior) in the Alpine departments of France during the Resistance. Arranged as listed by subseries.
Box 2

INDOCHINA FILE, 1953-1974

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Reports, orders, messages, maps, balance sheets, news clippings, aerial reconnaissance photos, and a speech and writing related to the activities of French military forces (Forces Terrestres du Laos/Groupement Mobile Nord) in Laos and Tonkin (Vietnam), 1953-1954. Arranged alphabetically by subseries.
Box 3-13

ALGERIA AND FRANCE, 1954-1973

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Chronologies, conference papers, correspondence, orders, messages, reports, dossiers, maps, news clippings, government news journals, newsletters, writings, and miscellaneous notes ephemera, and printed matter dealing with the Algerian independence struggle with France, and in particular with the activities of French military and police forces, the F.L.N. (Front de Libération Nationale/National Liberation Front), and the O.A.S. (Organisation Armée Secrète/Secret Army Organization), written and collected by Godard in his role as an army officer, police official, member of the O.A.S., and interested party. Arranged alphabetically by subseries.
Box 14

OVERSIZE MATERIAL

Scope and Contents note

Maps of North Africa, Algeria, Algiers, Oran, Constantine, etc. (annotated) and a schematic plan of Algiers (annotated) separated from the rest of the Algeria and France materials due to their size.
Oversize photo file

PHOTOGRAPHS

Scope and Contents note

See photo file card index.
 

MILITARY CAREER MEMORABILIA, 1930-1948

Box 1

1930

 

1931

 

1932

 

1933

 

1934

 

1937

 

1938

 

1939

 

1940

 

General

 

"Rapport sur les opérations auxquelles le 27e B.C.A. a participé du 2 septembre 1939 à l'armistice" (Report on military operations in which the 27th Battalion of Alpine Infantry participated from September 2, 1939 until the Armistice), typewritten, 13 pages, circa October

 

Mazaud, Chef de Bataillon, "Quelques faits d'armes du 27e B.C.A. du 5 au 8 juin 1940 (Exploits of the 27th Battalion of Alpine Infantry, June 5-8, 1940), typewritten, 8 pages

 

1941

 

General

 

Proposition pour la Croix de Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur en faveur de Capitaine Godard (Yves) du 27ème B.C.A. (Recommendation for the Knight's Cross of the Legion of Honor for Captain Yves Godard of the 27th Battalion of Alpine Infantry), submitted by Battalion Chief Mazaud, Aix-en-Province, September 20

 

Mazaud, Lieutenant-Colonel, Les Diables Bleus du 27me B.C.A. dans la Campagne de France 1939-1940 (The Blue Devils of the 27th Battalion of Alpine Infantry during the Battle of France, 1939-1940), printed, 142 pages

 

1944

 

General

 

Piat, Phillipe, "Evasion - Mars 1944" (Escape from Poland! March 1944), typewritten (carbon copy), 6 pages

 

Koenig, Phillipe, "Récit de notre évasion d'un oflag de Pologne" (Our Escape from Prison Camp in Poland), typewritten (carbon copy), 9 pages

 

1945

 

1946

 

1947

 

1948

 

Godard, Yves, "Le 27e B.C.A. Bataillon d'Annecy et de la Haute-Savoie," in Plaquette editée par le Comité des Fêtes d'Annecy en honneur du retour du 27e B.C.A. (Booklet compiled by the Festivities Committee of Annecy in honor of the return of the 27th Battalion of Alpine Infantry from occupation duty in Austria), printed, 2 pages

 

Undated

 

General

 

Etat nominatif des officiers, sous-officiers, caporaux et chasseurs de la C.C. (List of the members of the 27th Battalion of Alpine Infantry), circa 1945-1948

 

Godard, Yves, "Le 27e Bataillon de Chaseurs Alpins et la Résistance en Haute-Savoie, 1940-1944" (The 27th Battalion of Alpine Infantry and the Resistance Movement in Haute-Savoie), typewritten (carbon copy), 7 pages, circa 1946-1948

 

ARCHIVES OF THE ARMEE SECRETE DE HAUTE-SAVOIE (FORCES FRANCAISES DE L'INTERIEUR), 1944-1946

 

Orders, messages, and mission reports

 

Organization and mobilization plans, 1944 June-July

 

Parachute drop operation on the Plateau de Glieres, 1944 August 1

 

Organizational plans and intelligence reports, 1944 August 6-13

 

Operation and individual mission orders of the A.S. (Armée Secrète) and the F.T.P. (Francs-Tireurs et Partisans de France), 1944 August 12

 

Liberation of the Département de Haute-Savoie and surrounding areas

 

1944 August 12-19

 

1944 August 19-September 9

Box 2

Summary reports and notes

 

General

 

"Essai de synthèse sur les opérations des F.F.I. de Haute-Savoie en Haute-Savoie et en Savoie du 14 au 31 août 1944" (Essay on the operations of the French Forces of the Interior of Haute-Savoie in Haute-Savoie and Savoie, August 14-31, 1944), prepared by Lieutenant Garolet on the basis of reports by unit and sector commanders, typewritten, 18 pages with map, circa Setember 1944-1945

 

Godard, Yves

 

"Rapport succint du Chef de Bataillon Godard, commandant le 27e Bataillon de Chasseurs Alpins, sur le rôle du Bataillon dans la résistance de Haute-Savoie" (Report on the Activities of the 27th Battalion of Alpine Infantry in the Resistance), typewritten, 3 pages, 1945 January 22

 

"Notice historique du 27e B.C.A. pendant la période du 27 novembre 1942 au 30 novembre 1944" (Brief History of the 27th Battalion of Alpine Infantry from November 27, 1942 to November 30, 1944), typewritten (carbon copy), 4 pages, 1945 March 5

 

Personnel records

 

Lists of members of the Armée Secrète, lost, killed, or wounded (perts - tués - blessés), 1944

 

Recommendations for promotions (avancement et nominations), 1944

 

Recommendations for awards, citations, and medals, 1944-1945

 

Recommendations for medals (posthumous), 1944-1945

 

Letters of verification (certificats et attestations) of military service, aid to the Armée Secrète, wounds, and deaths, 1944-1946

 

Miscellaneous

Scope and Contents note

Includes declassified records returned to file after July 2015 release by Hoover.
 

Miscellaneous correspondence related to the finances of the Armée Secrète, 1944-1946

 

INDOCHINA FILE, 1953-1974

Box 2

Aerial reconnaissance photos (see Photographs)

 

Map (annotated)

 

News clippings, French-language press, 1954

 

Reports on French military operations in Laos and Tonkin (Vietnam), 1954

 

"Opération Dampierre," report by Lieutenant-Colonel Godard on the conduct of the 1st Bataillon Parachutistes Laotiens (Laotian Paratroop Battalion), typewritten (carbon copy), 7 pages, 1953 October 15

 

"Opération Drome," report by Lieutenant-Colonel Godard on operations against enemy rebels in Laos, typewritten (carbon copy), 10 pages, 1953 December-1954 February

 

"Opération Condor/Albatros (8 avril-24 mai 1954): Compte rendu d'opération du Groupement Mobile Nord" (Operation "Condor/Albatros" April 8-May 24, 1954: An Account of the Activities of the North Mobile Group of the Land Forces of Laos (Forces Terrestres du Laos) in its attempt to lift the siege of Dien Bien Phu), report prepared by Lieutenant Colonel Godard, commandant of the Groupement Mobile Nord, typewritten (carbon copy), 31 pages, 1954 June

Scope and Contents note

Accompanied by orders, messages, maps, and supplementary reports on communications, casualties, and provisions, arranged and numbered by Godard.
 

"Compte d'emploi des fonds remis au Lt-Colonel Godard commandant le Groupement Opérationnel du 24-11-53 au 20-7-54" (Balance Sheet of Funds used by Godard in Operations "Ardeche," "Drome," "Chateauneuf," "Condor," "Albatros," and "Bassac," carried out from November 1953 to July 1954), typewritten (carbon copy), 4 pages, 1954 July 28

 

Battle of Koung Rip, summary reports and diagrams sent to Godard, May-July 1954, 1954 May 9

Scope and Contents note

Includes declassified records returned to file after July 2015 release by Hoover.
 

Speeches and writings of Yves Godard

 

Address on experiences in Indochina prepared for a conference of the Rotary Club d'Ath, Ath, Belgium, holograph notes, 13 pages. Annotated offprint of prologue from Godard's Les Paras dans la Ville; 35 pages, 1974 March 5

 

Miscellaneous orders and messages

 

ALGERIA AND FRANCE, 1954-1973

Box 3

Chronologies, 1956-1957

 

Conference papers on Algerian affairs prepared by the Corps des Officiers des Affaires Militaires Musulmanes, circa 1954-1955

 

Bretaudeau, Lieutenant, "Géographie de l'Algérie" (Geography of Algeria)

 

Girard-Reydet, Capitaine, "Histoire de l'Algérie jusqu'à 1830" (History of Algeria to 1830)

 

Reynaud, Lieutenant, "L'Algérie de 1830 à 1947" (Algeria from 1830 to 1947)

 

Bouras, Capitaine, "Les Genres de vie en Algérie" (The Modes of Life in Algeria)

 

Pruvot, Capitaine, "Les Institutions Sociales" (Social Institutions)

 

Ciavaldini, Capitaine, "L'Islam" (Islam)

 

Petit, Commandant, "La Femme Musulmane" (The Female Muslim) and "Les Confréries Religieuses" (Religious Fraternities)

 

Corbel, Capitaine, "Le Statut de l'Algérie" (Algerian Law)

 

Sigwarth, Capitaine, "Réalisations dans le domaine économique" (Economic Accomplishments)

 

Salleras, Capitaine, "Les Réalisations Sociales en Algérie (Social Accomplishments)

 

Guinebault, Capitaine, "La Justice" (Justice)

 

Lesourd, Capitaine Michel, "Immigration en Métropole" (Immigration to Metropolitan France)

 

Correspondence, 1954-1973

Scope and Contents note

Includes declassified records returned to file after July 2015 release by Hoover.
 

Documents and dossiers on terrorism and counterterrorism, circa 1955-1959

 

Correspondence, messages, and directives, 1957-1959

 

General

Scope and Contents note

Includes declassified records returned to file after July 2015 release by Hoover.
 

Massu, General Jacques, directive with annexes and cover letter, 1959 May 24

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"Directive Générale sur La Guerre Subversive" (General Directive on Subversive Warfare), February 24, 1959, typewritten copy, 9 pages.
Annex on "La Technique Militaire" (Military Technique), May 15, 1959, typewritten copy, 6 pages.
Annex on "La Technique Psychologique" (Psychological Technique), March 24, 1959, typewritten copy, 4 pages.
Includes declassified records returned to file after July 2015 release by Hoover.
 

Reports on French military operations, 1956-1958

 

General

 

"Opération 962," south of Guelma, 1956 March

 

"Opération 837," Nord-Constantinois, 1956 April 30-May 4

 

"Opération Djedida," Nementchas, 1956 June 9-13

 

"Contre-Terrorisme Alger" (Anti-terrorism campaign in Algiers), 1957 January-March

Scope and Contents note

Includes declassified records returned to file after July 2015 release by Hoover.
 

"Opération Agounennda," Massif blidéen, 1957 May 23-26

 

"Contre-Terrorisme Alger" (Anti-terrorism campaign in Algiers), 1957 July-August

Scope and Contents note

Includes declassified records returned to file after July 2015 release by Hoover.
 

"Réseau Militants 'District'" (Case study of a "district" on the F.L.N. organization in Algiers), circa 1957

 

"Police des Renseignements Généraux d'Alger. Le Terrorisme: Ses origines, ses manifestations, ses conséquences" (Polic report on terrorism), prepared by Carcenac, commissaire divisionnaire, Préfecture d'Alger, mimeograph, 130 pages plus 4 inserts; annex of photographs, 32 pages, circa 1955 January

Scope and Contents note

Includes declassified records returned to file after July 2015 release by Hoover.
 

"Organisation des Bandes Rebelles" (Report on the organization of rebel groups), prepared by the Délégation Générale du Gouvernement, Commandement en Chef des Forces en Algérie, Commandement Supérieur Interarmées pour la 10e Région Militaire, Etat-Major-2e Bureau, mimeograph, 145 pages plus map, 1958 July 15

Scope and Contents note

Includes declassified records returned to file after July 2015 release by Hoover.
 

"Documents extraits des archives du Secteur Alger-Sahel destinés à éclairer l'opinion sur le vrai visage de l'action repressive et sur les objectifs, les moyens et les methodes de la rébellion" (Documents from the Records of the Algiers-Sahel Military Sector, selected to clarify opinion about the repression of terrorism and the objectives, the means and the methods utilized by the terrorists), prepared by Colonel Godard, adjoint au Général Commandant la 10e D.P. (Paratroop Division) et Commandant le Secteur Alger-Sahel, Algiers, mimeograph, 28 pages, 1958 May 1

 

Dossiers

 

General

Scope and Contents note

Includes declassified records returned to file after July 2015 release by Hoover.
 

Abdeliquat, Madame (Ait Saada)

Scope and Contents note

Includes declassified records returned to file after July 2015 release by Hoover.
 

Aissat, Idir

Scope and Contents note

Includes declassified records returned to file after July 2015 release by Hoover.
 

Ali La Pointe (Ammar Ali)

Scope and Contents note

Includes declassified records returned to file after July 2015 release by Hoover.
 

Armée de Libération Nationale (A.L.N.)

 

Audin, Maurice

Scope and Contents note

Includes declassified records returned to file after July 2015 release by Hoover.
 

Bengana, Mohamed bel-Hadj (Hamma) and Ahmed Bey

Scope and Contents note

Includes declassified records returned to file after July 2015 release by Hoover.
Box 4

Benhamida, Abderrahmane ("Salim"; "El Khiam")

Scope and Contents note

Includes declassified records returned to file after July 2015 release by Hoover.
 

Bensmaine, Mimi

Scope and Contents note

Includes declassified records returned to file after July 2015 release by Hoover.
 

Bouhired, Djamila

Scope and Contents note

Includes declassified records returned to file after July 2015 release by Hoover.
 

Dahimene Sid Ahmed

Scope and Contents note

Includes declassified records returned to file after July 2015 release by Hoover.
 

Drif, Zohra

Scope and Contents note

Includes declassified records returned to file after July 2015 release by Hoover.
 

Fares, Abderrahmane and Baujard

Scope and Contents note

Includes declassified records returned to file after July 2015 release by Hoover.
 

Frances, Jeanne-Marie

Scope and Contents note

Includes declassified records returned to file after July 2015 release by Hoover.
 

Front de Libération Nationale (F.L.N.)

Scope and Contents note

Includes declassified records returned to file after July 2015 release by Hoover.
 

Hadj-Ali, Bachu

Scope and Contents note

Includes declassified records returned to file after July 2015 release by Hoover.
 

Hadj Smaine, Mohamed el Hadi ("Kamel")

Scope and Contents note

Includes declassified records returned to file after July 2015 release by Hoover.
 

Hamdiken, Fatima

Scope and Contents note

Includes declassified records returned to file after July 2015 release by Hoover.
 

Hattab, Mohamed ("Habib, Rèda")

Scope and Contents note

Includes declassified records returned to file after July 2015 release by Hoover.
 

Libéraux-Progressistes (Synthèse sur la collusion de certains milieux européens avec le F.L.N. et le P.C.A.)

Scope and Contents note

Includes declassified records returned to file after July 2015 release by Hoover.
 

Minne, Danielle

Scope and Contents note

Includes declassified records returned to file after July 2015 release by Hoover.
 

Ouzegane, Amar (Abdel Madjid) and Ouzegane, Fattouma

Scope and Contents note

Includes declassified records returned to file after July 2015 release by Hoover.
 

Palladium Chaussures (Argenteuil)

Scope and Contents note

Includes declassified records returned to file after July 2015 release by Hoover.
 

Peschard, Raymonde

Scope and Contents note

Includes declassified records returned to file after July 2015 release by Hoover.
 

Résistance Algérienne

Scope and Contents note

Includes declassified records returned to file after July 2015 release by Hoover.
 

Salem-Alleg

Scope and Contents note

Includes declassified records returned to file after July 2015 release by Hoover.
 

Sefta, Ahmed

Scope and Contents note

Includes declassified records returned to file after July 2015 release by Hoover.
 

Skandar, Nourredine

Scope and Contents note

Includes declassified records returned to file after July 2015 release by Hoover.
 

Tillion, Germaine

Scope and Contents note

Includes declassified records returned to file after July 2015 release by Hoover.
 

Yacef, Saadi

Scope and Contents note

Includes declassified records returned to file after July 2015 release by Hoover.
 

News clippings, Algerian and French newspapers, journals, and magazines, circa 1955-1974

Box 5

General - Recueil des Journaux d'Algérie, , collection of news clippings from Algerian newspapers reproduced in two bound volumes (annotated), 1954-1962

Box 6

1955

 

1957

 

1958

 

General

 

Larteguy, Jean, "Le Chef F.L.N. Yacef Saadi avait pris pour adjoint un colonel parachutiste" (The Head of the F.L.N., Yacef Saadi, mistook a French colonel for his cohort), Paris-Press L'Intransigeant, news clip and original typewritten draft (carbon copy) signed by Larteguy, April 8

 

L'Echo d'Alger, complete edition with headline "De Gaulle aux Algérois: 'Je vous ai compris'" (De Gaulle to the Algerians: "I have understood you"), June 5

 

1959

 

1960-1961

 

General

 

Procès de Barricades (Barricades Week Trial)

Box 7

1962-1963

 

General

 

Susini, Jean-Jacques, "Nous l'O.A.S.," Minute, eight installments, 1963 October-November

 

1970

 

1971

 

1972

 

1974

 

Procès de Jean-Jacques Susini (Trial of Susini)

 

Undated

Box 8

News journal (government) - Délégation Général du Gouvernement en Algérie, La Semaine en Algérie: Miroir de l'Algérie Française (The Week in Algeria: Mirror of French Algeria), nos. 22-35, 37-40, 42-44, 46-48, 50-69, 1958 December 15-1960 January 31

Box 9

Newsletters, privately circulated by exiles from Algeria, 1962-1963

 

Nouvelles d'Algérie, 1962 November 15-30

 

Nouvelles d'Algérie, 1962 December 1-15

 

Nouvelles d'Algérie, 1962 December 15-1963 January 15

 

Nouvelles d'Algérie, 1963 January 15-February 1

 

Nouvelles d'Algérie, 1963 February

 

Vérités sur l'Algérie, 1963 March

 

Vérités sur l'Algérie, 1963 April

 

Cahiers Algériens, 1963 May

 

Cahiers Algériens, 1963 June-July

 

Untitled draft, possibly by Godard circa 1963 August

 

Reports on the Operations of the Compagnie de Recherches et d'Exploration de Pétrole au Sahara, prepared for the inspection trip of General De Gaulle, 1958 December 5

 

Writings and notes of Yves Godard

 

"'Allo Carreras, ici Godard': Reflexions sur L'Accord FLN-OAS de Fernand Carreras" ("Hello Carreras, Godard Here": Thoughts on Fernand Carreras' L'Accord FLN-OAS), typewritten draft and carbon copy, each with holograph corrections, each 26 pages; holograph notes, 46 pages; holograph chronology for May-June 1962, 14 pages, circa 1967

 

"Barricades - 24 janvier 1960," typewritten and holograph manuscript draft on Barricades Week (January 24-29, 1960) in Algiers, 201 pages in note binder, undated

Box 10

Card indexes

 

Chronological file, circa 1954-1962

 

Events and incidents file (événements), circa 1956-1957

 

Alphabetical file (collectivités), 1954-1958

 

Personalities file (fichier individual), circa 1954-1958

Box 11

"Fichier 1960," holograph notes on individuals and organizations involved in events in Algeria from 1954-1960, 56 pages in note binder, undated

 

Notes and clippings on Algerian domestic and foreign affairs, holograph, 229 pages, 1964-1965

 

Notes and clippings on French domestic affairs, holograph, 148 pages, 1964-1965

 

Notes and clippings on French national defense, holograph, 195 pages, 1964-1965

 

Notes and clippings on repatriation, amnesty, arrests, trials, and other subjects affecting French Algerians, and in particular former members of the O.A.S., holograph, 79 pages, 1964-1965

 

Notes and documents on Barricades Week and the subsequent trial of the participants, handwritten notes and official summonses to appear as a witness, 1960 January-November

Scope and Contents note

Includes declassified records returned to file after July 2015 release by Hoover.
Box 12

Trois Batailles d'Alger, 1972

 

Outlines, notes, and chapter drafts, typewritten

 

Publisher's layout sheets of documents, photos and maps uses as illustrations

 

Miscellaneous

 

Notes, documents, and ephemera

 

Printed matter

 

Algérie développement, booklet printed for foreign distribution by the Délégation Générale du Gouvernement en Algérie, 1959

 

Algérie Médicale, special issue, medical journal containing articles on the problems of criminality and terrorism in Algeria, 1957

 

Algérie-Sahara: Guide touristique, commercial, industriel, guidebook, contains full-page photo of Godard, 1959

 

Aperçu sur l'Algérie, booklet distributed to military recruits from Metropolitan France assigned to Algeria, undated

 

Connaissance de l'Algérie, guidebook distributed by the Service Psychologique of the 10th Région Militaire

 

Guide Michelin: Algérie-Sahara, guidebook, 1956

Box 13

Indicateur d'Alger, guidebook and map, 1964

 

L'Indispensable, guidebook, contains full-page photo of Godard, 1959-1960

 

Kabaili, Le Grande Kabylie et ses problèmes, 1959

 

Pourquoi nous combattons, booklet published by the Conseil National de la Révolution, circa 1963

 

15 mois d'action en Algérie, booklet published by the Gouvernement Général de l'Algérie, circa 1956

 

Soualah, Mohammed, Manuel Franco-Arabe à l'usage de militaires de l'Afrique du Nord, 4th edition, Algiers, 1953

 

Tableaux de l'économie algérienne, booklet published by the Statistique Générale de l'Algérie, 1958

 

U.A.P. (Union Africaine de Presse), special issue, photocopy of bulletin concerning Franco-Algerian negotiations, 1956-1958, 1961 February 23

Box 14

OVERSIZE MATERIAL

 

Maps of North Africa, Algeria, Algiers, Oran, Constantine, etc. (annotated); schematic plan of Algiers (annotated), circa 1954-1962

Oversize photo file

PHOTOGRAPHS

Scope and Contents note

See photo file card index.