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Blum to Be Quizzed in “war Guilt” Probe

September 17, 1940
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Informed sources said today that ex-Premier Leon Blum, who has been placed under “administrative detention” in Chazeron Castle near Chatelguyon, would shortly be interrogated as a witness in the “war guilt” investigation and then be charged with a share of the responsibility in the events leading up to France’s entry into the war.

The leader of the former Popular Front Government was taken into custody after being held for some time under “police supervision.” He is held at the same castle where former ex-Premier Edouard Daladier, Interior Minister Georges Mandel, former Premier Paul Reynaud and General Maurice Gustave Gamelin, the other defendants in the “war guilt” proceedings, are imprisoned.

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