Jacques Doriot (26 September 1898 – 22 February 1945) was a French politician before and during World War II. Although a devout Communist in his early years, he grew embittered with his Party, and became a Fascist. He supported Germany during World War II, going so far as to form the Légion des Volontaires Français, a French unit of the Wehrmacht. He was killed during an Allied air raid in 1945 when his car was strafed.
Jacques Doriot in Worldwar
Jacques Doriot collaborated with the Germans when France was part of the Greater German Reich from 1940 to 1965. When the Fourth Republic was established after the Race-German War of 1965 and the Treaty of Moscow, he became the most powerful human political figure in the country, and worked closely with France's new ally, the Race. Soviet leader Vyacheslav Molotov privately noted to himself that Doriot collaborated with the Germans so long and so well, he had no trouble collaborating with the Lizards when they became the leading foreigners in France.
It is never made clear what Doriot's position in the Fourth Republic's hierarchy is. He is listed here as a Head of State for convenience.
Jacques Doriot in "Uncle Alf"
Jacques Doriot, a communist, had become such a prolific activist and agitator against Imperial Germany's occupation of France that in May 1929, the Feldgendarmerie sent Feldwebel Adolf Hitler to Lille to capture Doriot. Despite the inadequacies of the local German forces, Hitler succeeded in apprehending Doriot at Madame Lea's home.
Despite his contempt for French people is general, Hitler felt a grudging respect towards Doriot's skillful rhetoric and effective leadership of the French underground, as well as for Doriot's calmness and courage when Hitler pointed a loaded gun at him. Notably, in Hitler's letter to Geli Raubal, he did not refer to Doriot with the terms of disparagement and contempt which Hitler habitually used for other Frenchmen (and for many Germans, too).
|Mayor of Saint Denis
|Party political offices|
|Leader of the French Popular Party
Last known French leader is
as Chief of State of the Third Republic
|Leader of the Fourth French Republic
Incumbent in 1965, successors unnamed