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11 septembre 1937, les attentats de l’Étoile : la ‘‘Cagoule’’ entre en scène

Abstract : This study establishes the circumstances and causes of a terrorist attack committed on September 11, 1937 at the headquarters of the French Patronat by a group of extreme right-wing activists, the Secret Committee for Revolutionary Action (CSAR in french), better known as the Cagoule.It follows more particularly the itinerary of the Michelin engineer Pierre Locuty who was the one who made and placed the deadly bomb. He was a chemical engineer, a member of the Croix-de-Feu, very much appreciated by Michelin managers. During the social conflicts in 1936 he opposed the workers on strike who wanted to occupy the Michelin factory. He was then threatened and joined a secret self-defense group. This group was soon financed and armed by certain Michelin managers, before being put in contact with the CSAR. The study follows Locuty after his flight from France just after war and his death sentence in absentia and his career as a notable in Switzerland where he lived quietly until his death in 2001.
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Eric Panthou. 11 septembre 1937, les attentats de l’Étoile : la ‘‘Cagoule’’ entre en scène. Jean-Marc Berlière. Les grandes affaires criminelles. Du Moyen Âge à nos jours, Perrin, pp.221-236, 2020, 978-2-262-08102-7. ⟨hal-03137956⟩



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