This day in Jewish history / A future French premier is born
Pierre Mendes France, the prime minister who withdrew France from Vietnam, served for less than a year. He also, at one point, broke out of jail with a saw.
January 11, 1907 is the birthdate of Pierre Mendes France, the French premier who – though he was only in office for a little more than half a year – is credited with withdrawing his country’s troops from Vietnam and negotiating independence with Tunisia.
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