André Malraux

1901 – 1976 France

CommunismLiterature • De Gaulle • Culture

Left novelist and militant anti-fascist in the 1920s and 1930s, he organised French pilots and planes to fight for the Spanish Republic, and was wounded twice. He only joined the resistance in 1944 and from 1945 to 1958 supported De Gaulle and served as a minister from 1958 to 1969.

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