Obituary: Cecile Rol-Tanguy

Obituary: Cecile Rol-Tanguy

Cecile Rol-Tanguy, who has died aged 101, was a heroine of the French Resistance and liberation of Paris. Between 1940 and 1944, she led an intensely hazardous existence, bringing up a young family in enemy-occupied Paris while working as the liaison officer of her husband, Colonel Henri Rol-Tanguy, the commander of the Forces Francaises de l’Interieur (FFI) of the Paris region.

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