France Soir - History

History

France Soir was originally founded as the underground paper Défense de la France ("Defense of France") in November 1944 by Pierre Lazareff, but it was renamed France Soir after World War II. The paper grew to be ranked among the country's (and the European continent's) most circulated, reaching 1.5 million in 1955. Early in the 21st century, circulation dropped below 90,000.

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