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1947 in France

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1947 in France

See also: 1946 in France, other events of 1947, 1948 in France.

Events from the year 1947 in France.


  • 16 January - Vincent Auriol is inaugurated as President of France.
  • 10 February - Paris peace treaties are signed between the World War II Allies and Italy, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria and Finland.
  • 28 February - United States gives France a military base in Casablanca.
  • 29 March - Nationalist "tribesmen" began a revolt (Malagasy Uprising) in the eastern part of Madagascar, against French rule.
  • 6 May - In Moramanga, the military machine-gun Mouvement Democratique de la Renovation Malagache (MDRM) officials detained in wagons, killing 124 to 160 people.
  • 11 July - Exodus (ship) departs France to Palestine with 4,500 Jewish Holocaust survivor refugees.
  • July - Five North-African regiments arrive in Madagascar.
  • 27 August - When the French government lowers the bread ration to 200 grams, it causes riots in Verdun and Le Mans.
  • 30 August - Fire at a cinema in Rueil, a suburb of Paris, kills 87.
  • 7 October - Operation Lea begins in Vietnam, an attempt by the French to crush the Viet Minh.
  • 10 November - The arrest of four steel workers in Marseille begins a communist riot that spreads to Paris.
  • 20 November - Paul Ramadier resigns as Prime Minister of France - he is succeeded by Robert Schuman. Schuman calls 80,000 reservists to quell rioting miners.
  • 27 November - In Paris, police occupy the editorial offices of communist newspapers.
  • 3 December - French communist strikers derail the Paris-Tourcoing Express train because of false rumours that it was transporting soldiers - 21 dead.
  • 4 December - Interior minister Jules Moch secures emergency measures against riots after six days of violent arguments in the National Assembly of France.
  • 9 December - Labour unions call off the general strike and begin negotiations with the French government.
  • 22 December - Operation Lea ends with a tactical success for the French forces.




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