June 29, 1944

Underground Strikes in Paris
LONDON, England—Philippe Henriot, the “Goebbels of France,” was assassinated yesterday by the French Underground in Paris, reported Axis radio. A group of between fifteen and twenty men wearing uniforms and wielding Tommy guns invaded the minister’s home around 6 a.m. yesterday. Three of the group made their way to the bedroom and shot the pajama-clad Henriot. However, reports reaching Spain indicated Henriot had been killed by one of his own bodyguards in his office during a dispute with other Vichy propagandists. Henriot was appointed Minister of Propaganda last January and since has been one of the most hated voices in France. He escaped a previous assassination attempt by bomb in May of last year.

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