From File Ga P7 in the Paris Prefecture of Police
Police Report on the Statutes of the Alpha Galates dated 13 February 1945
13 February 1945.
Statutes of the association known as ALPHA GALATES
The association known as Alpha Galates, subtitled a Grand ordre d'entr'aide social [major social assistance organisation], and which was incorporated on 6 September 1944, was notified to the Préfecture de Police on 12 September following and registered under number 76.501-6873 in conformity with the law of 1 July 1901.
Its registered office is at 10 rue Lebouteux.
Under the terms of its statutes it has the motto Honneur et Patrie [Honour and Fatherland] and has for its insignia a French cockerel and a lion.
It has as its corporate object:
- The creation, maintenance and development of one or more welfare centres for young people who have suffered from German oppression (forced labour deportation imprisonment).
- The organisation of courses, study circles and lectures, of theatrical, cinematographic and musical performances, of education centres for physical training, gymnastics and Scouting and finally, every year, of holidays and trips abroad.
- The publication of a special magazine about the centres, containing publicity about the centres and information about everything relating to them;
- Generally, anything that might contribute to the centres more effective organisation.
The association is established without limit of time.
To be a member of the association it is necessary:
- to complete a membership application form regarding which the decision of the committee shall be final.
- not to have been a member of any German or pro-German organisation (Milice, LVF (Légion des volontaires français contre le bolchevisme) etc.)
- to have paid the admission fee of 5 francs and the annual subscription of 50 francs. Life memberships are also available at 500 francs. The annual subscription of the Members of Honour is 1000 francs.
No document issued by the organisation is valid unless it bears the seal of the President.
The assets of the association consist of subsidies, subscriptions and revenues from its properties.
In the event of the association being dissolved, the committee shall designate one or more liquidators, and shall determine their powers and the form of their activities.
At the present time the association is run by an executive committee consisting of:
- President M. PLANTARD, known as Pierre de France
- Vice-President M. THEREAU, known as Vallauris
- Secretary M. LIBRE, known as Dartoise Francine
- Treasurer M. TILLIER
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M. PLANTARD, Pierre, Athanase, Marie, known as Pierre de France, was born on 13 March 1920 in Paris (7th arrondissement), the son of Pierre Raule Amélie, and is unmarried.
Since 1 July 1942 he has lived with his mother at 10 rue Lebouteux (17th arrondissement). Prior to that he lived at 22 place Malesherbes (same arrondissement).
He describes himself as a journalist and lecturer, but does not currently have any profession. For several years he has been sacristan of the parish of Saint-Louis d'Antin. In actual fact he seems to be supported financially by his mother, who has been receiving a pension since the death of her husband, who was killed in an industrial accident.
In 1937 M. Plantard tried to set up an anti-Jewish and anti-Masonic political movement with the corporate object of 'the purification and renewal of France'. On that occasion he asked M. Daladier, who was then Président du Conseil, to grant permission for the publication of a journal intended for the members of this group. The journal was to be entitled 'La Rénovation Française' [French Renewal].
As this permission was refused, he then published this journal in the form of tracts until 1939. In 1940 he submitted a request to the Occupation authorities for permission to resume publication of this journal. This request was not granted.
In addition he also ran the 'Groupement catholique des jeunesse' [Catholic Youth Group], an informal body that organised leisure activities for young people in various parishes of Paris. Each year this group arranged a camping holiday at Plestin-les-Grèves (Côtes-du-Nord), which in 1939 attracted some 75 young people.
Plantard spoke at a conference for young people organised by the Groupement Catholique de la jeunesse on 20 June 1939 in the Salle Villiers.
On 16 December 1940 he sent a letter to Marshal Pétain under the pretext of warning him of a Judaeo-Masonic conspiracy, but which seemed to be intended more to draw attention to himself.
Finally, in May 1941 he founded an association called Rénovation Nationale Française [French National Renewal], which did not undertake any activities, as permission for this organisation was refused by the German authorities on 3 September 1941.
On 24 October 1942, Plantard formed the subject of an investigation by our department at the request of the German authorities for having submitted a request for permission (which was refused) to set up the association which forms the subject of this present report.
These various requests and perhaps his attitude towards the Occupation authorities earned him 4 months in Fresnes prison.
Plantard seems to be an odd young man who has gone off the rails, as he seems to believe that he and he alone is capable of providing French youth with effective leadership.
He has not otherwise attracted the attention of the authorities either from the point of view of his private life or from a political perspective, and the Criminal Records Office returned to us an enquiry form drawn up in his name with the remark unknown to us.
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M. THEUREAU, known as Vallauris, Jacques, born on 3 June 1921 in Paris (17th arrondissement) is unmarried.
He has lived since birth with his parents at 12 rue Jouffroy (17th arrondissement), where the annual rent is 3,000 francs.
An actor by profession, M. Theureau is currently employed by the Ministry of Information, and is on secondment to the station Radio 45.
We received a favourable report on his private life and he has not attracted any attention from a political standpoint either.
He is unknown to the archives of the CID.
He is also unknown to the Criminal Records Department.
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Mlle LIBRE Suzanne, known as Dartois Françine was born on 7 March 1922 in Arras (Pas-de-Calais).
She has lived since 1940 with her parents at 127 boulevard Pereire (17th arrondissement), where the annual rent is 7,000 francs.
She is currently studying acting.
We received favourable information regarding Mlle Libre's general behaviour and morals.
She does not appear to have ever expressed any political opinions and has never attracted the attention of our department on this account.
Mlle Libre does not have a criminal record.
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M. TILLIER, Jules, Joseph, Alfred, born on 26 April 1896 at Boulogne-sur-Mer (Pas-de-Calais), the son of Alfred, Philias, and of Gayot Marie, Joséphine. He is divorced. He does not have any children.
M. Tillier is chief accountant at the Compagnie des Forges et Acièries de la Marine d'Homécourt, 12 rue de la Rochefoucault (9th arrondissement).
Invalided out of the army following wounds received in the Great War and placed on the reserved occupation list in 1939. He is the holder of the Croix de Guerre with two citations.
We received a favourable report on his private life and he has never attracted the attention of the authorities for political reasons.
M. Tillier will not be found in our departmental archives nor in those of the CID.
He does not have a criminal record.
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According to the information we have gathered, this association had not up to that time engaged in any activity. It has had about 50 members, who resigned one after the other as soon as they sussed out the President of the association and worked out that it was not a serious enterprise.