dec 24, 1942 - François Darlan Assassination
On the afternoon of 24 December 1942, Fernand Bonnier de La Chapelle shot Darlan in his headquarters; Darlan died a few hours later. Bonnier de La Chapelle was a youth of 20, the son of a French journalist. He was a monarchist, and opposed to Vichy. He was involved with a royalist group that wanted to restore the pretender to the French throne, the Count of Paris.
Bonnier de La Chapelle was arrested immediately, tried and convicted the next day, and executed by firing squad on 26 December.
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