Pierre Morel, a former dentist and resistance fighter doctor, died on Monday, December 28, at the age of 97 in his retirement home, where he lived in the Paris area. During World War II, he participated in several networks of the Central Intelligence and Action Bureau (BCRA), Free France’s Intelligence and Covert Action (Overcloud, Marathon and Pernode), and SOE’s Oscar-Buckmaster Network (Special Operations Executive) . The Honorary Chairman of the Resistance Action Committee, Pierre Morel was the Vice President of the Resistance Foundation, and was involved in several other organizations.
Search parachuting grounds
Born in 1923 in Saint-Aubin-du-Cormier (लेle-et-Véline), Pierre Morel studied in Lychee, Rennes until 1939, when his father was appointed head of the army repair shop in Clermont-Ferrand. The family returned to Brittany in December 1941. His mother bought a hotel in Hédé, Pierre Morel returned to Rennes High School by June 1942 and then entered the Faculty of Science at Rennes to study medicine. He devoted himself entirely to resistance in May 1943. His first contact with Resistance was in 1941 in Clermont-Ferrand.
In Brittany, it particularly contributes to the discovery of parachuting grounds and the formation of groups in the Saint-Aubin-du-Cormier – Fougeres region, it supports the formation of local action groups. On November 1, 1943, he was appointed head of the departments of Côtes-do-Nord and Il-et-Véline. It also organizes the regions of Saint-Malo (Pansard), Dinard (Claude Morel), Dinan (Jean Morin), Pleni-Jugon (Due Freight), Montana-de-Botgen, Coleen, Lamble, Saint-Brius. He would lead the works of resistance in France and even in Spain.
Pierre Morel ended the war with a fight in the pocket of Saint-Nazaire in the Plesse sector, before being deoboised on August 7, 1945 to resume his studies as a dental surgeon at the Faculty of Medicine in Paris in 1944 gave. He graduated in July 1948, and received a doctorate in dental surgery in November 1972.
Pierre Morel practiced in a moderate capacity from October 1948 to July 1964 and then consulted with the dentist-surgeon and became in charge of the mission at the national level for the National Health Insurance Fund (CNAMTS) for salaried workers. He also worked as a teacher of social law at the Institute of Legal Medicine, then the Dental School of Paris and the Faculty of Dental Surgery in 1971. He retired at 1is June 1987.
His action at the Resistance won him many French and British adornments: he was, among others, the Grand Officer of the Legion of Honor, holder of the Croix de Guerre with the 1939–1945 Silver Star and the Palm, and the Medal of the French. Resistance, King’s Medal for Courage in the Cause of Freedom (United Kingdom) and Medal of Freedom (United States)
Pierre Morel was also an officer or member of several federations of veterans, former chairman of the Resistance Action Committee, he was also an administrator of the National Office of Veterans and vice president of the War Victims Foundation. Resistance. He was an honorary full member of the National Academy of Dental Surgery