1974 Press Photo Pierre Messmer French Premier Politician
This item is an original collectible vintage print from a news archive, not a digital download or reproduction. A digital version is not available. Please see our FAQ for more information.
French Premier Pierre Messmer.Pierre Joseph Auguste Messmer was a French Gaullist politician. He served as Minister of Armies under Charles de Gaulle from 1960 to 1969 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ the longest serving since Ãƒâ€°tienne FranÃƒÂ§ois, duc de Choiseul under Louis XV Ã¢â‚¬â€œ and then as Prime Minister under Georges Pompidou from 1972 to 1974. A member of the French Foreign Legion, he was considered as one of the historical Gaullists, and died aged 91 in the military hospital of the Val-de-GrÃƒÂ¢ce. He was elected a member of the AcadÃƒÂ©mie franÃƒÂ§aise in 1999. (Wikipedia)