French Freedom PapersMain MenuLettersSummaries of the translated letters of the French Freedom Papers collectionRelevant FiguresProvides context about the people sending, receiving, and mentioned in these lettersRelevant Events & PlacesProvides context about the historical events and places being discussed in the lettersReferencesSources used to give context to the historical events and figures found in the letters.External ResourcesLinks to external sites about Charles de Gaulle, World War II, Free French, and this collectionTranslation MethodsKSU French 7208b42ed21d3c5345086d6fd65589ad65f6b323f0c
12016-10-10T11:12:42-07:00Adam Hewitt-Smith5668a062423ae2835c759a6a3349d8986e6a453298639plain2016-12-06T17:49:42-08:00Mary Hellmer9543bbbc864f26c17be9a9d2ad5b4c1fb3a2b378Eugene Mordant (1885-1959) was a Free French General during World War 2. He served mostly in Indochina, directing the French forces resisting the looming Japanese power in the area. For his service, he became the de facto representative for the FCNL (French Committee of National Liberation) in Indochina. Following a Japanese coup d'etat on March 9th, 1945, Mordant was taken as a prisoner of war in Indochina until the end of the war later that year ("Eugène Mordant."; "Japanese Coup D'état in French Indochina.").
12016-10-02T16:04:36-07:00Mary Hellmer9543bbbc864f26c17be9a9d2ad5b4c1fb3a2b378Relevant Figures40Provides context about the people sending, receiving, and mentioned in these lettersplain2016-12-07T12:28:51-08:00Adam Hewitt-Smith5668a062423ae2835c759a6a3349d8986e6a4532