Delesalle, Charles

James E. Connolly

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A local notable and mayor of Lille during the occupation, Charles Delesalle was forced to work with the Germans but also sought to protect the population as best as possible. In particular, he played an important role in food provision, overseeing policing, and protesting German demands.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication1914-1918 Online: International Encyclopedia of the First World War
EditorsUte Daniel, Peter Gatrell, Oliver Janz, Heather Jones, Jennifer Keene, Alan Kramer, Bill Nasson
Place of PublicationBerlin
PublisherFreie Universität Berlin
Publication statusPublished - 23 Aug 2016


  • Mayor; Lille; occupation; resistance; collaboration


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