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Born in Vincennes, Seine [now Val-de-Marne], France
Died in Paris, France

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Pierre Messmer was born on March 20, 1916 in Vincennes, Seine [now Val-de-Marne], France. He is known for his work on Mythos Rommel (2002), Les 4 vérités (1987) and Dix de der (1975). He died on August 29, 2007 in Paris, France.

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Prime Minister of France (1972-1974).
After the war, he entered politics. He was appointed prime minister in 1972 by president Georges Pompidou. Following Pompidou's death in 1974, Messmer was considered a potential successor. However, he was out-maneuvered by his rivals, and he never held another major political office.
He became a member of the French Resistance in 1940. He participated in major campaigns in North Africa, and took part in the D-Day invasion of Normandy.
French Minister of Armies (February 5, 1960 to June 22, 1969).

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