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Gaston Paris / Roger Viollet : first female mayor in France, 1943


On the occasion of the municipal elections in France this week, Roger-Viollet photo agency presents Marie-Rose Bouchemousse (1889-1966), first woman appointed mayor, in France, of her native village Vigeois (Corrèze) by the prefect in November 1943 under the Vichy regime . Despite everything, during an attempt to occupy her village, in the company of her assistant and the parish priest, the graduate of the École normale supérieure, opposed the German division Das Reich who had to leave. Born in 1903, Gaston Paris was one of the pillars of the weekly Vu in the 1930s, founded in 1928 by Lucien Vogel....

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