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Émile Muselier

Given NameÉmile
Born17 Apr 1882
Died2 Sep 1965


ww2dbaseÉmile Henri Muselier was a French Vice-Admiral at the declaration of war against Germany. He was born in Marseilles, France and was educated at the Brest naval school. On the collapse of France in 1940, Muselier joined General Charles de Gaulle in July 1940, who made him the Commander-in-Chief of the Free French naval forces (1940-42) and of the Free French air forces (1940-41).

ww2dbaseAdmiral Muselier led the Free French naval forces in the occupation of Saint-Pierre and Miquelon islands off Canada against the representatives of the Vichy Government there. He was made National Commissioner of navy and merchant navy in the French National Committee but resigned in March 1942, after a number of disputes with de Gaulle. In the following year Admiral Muselier became Assistant to General Henri Giraud in Algiers.

ww2dbase After the war he was Chief of the French Naval delegation of the military mission for German affairs.

ww2dbaseSource: Everymans Encyclopedia Volume 8.

Last Major Revision: Oct 2007

Émile Muselier Timeline

17 Apr 1882 Émile Muselier was born.
2 Sep 1965 Émile Muselier passed away.

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