Pierre Gallois

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Person.png Pierre Gallois  Rdf-icon.png
(pilot)
Pierre Gallois.jpg
Born1911-06-29
Turin, Italy
Died2010-08-24 (Age 99)
Paris, France
NationalityFrance
Children • François Gallois
• Richard Gallois
• Phillip Gallois
SpouseFrançoise Marie Gallois
Member ofLe Cercle

Pierre Gallois was a French air force brigadier general and geopolitician.

Activities

Gallois was instrumental in the constitution of the French nuclear arsenal. This earned him the nickname of father of the French atom bomb. However, Bruno Tertrais, a research fellow at the Fondation pour la Recherche Stratégique, argued in "Destruction Assurée : The Origins and Development of French Nuclear Strategy, 1945-1981," an essay in Henry Sokolski, ed., Getting Mad: Nuclear mutual assured destruction, its origins and practice, that other contemporaries of Gallois in the community of French defense intellectuals deserve a greater share of the responsibility. After the war, Gallois was detached to civil aviation and took part in conferences of the International Civil Aviation Organization.

Le Cercle

Brian Crozier wrote in his autobiography that he "interpreted for him [Pierre Galois] at Pinay Cercle meetings. Jean Violet gave him a 'genius' rating."[1]


29 June 1911|24 August 2010| 

Events Participated in

EventStartEndLocation(s)
Bilderberg/1957 October4 October 19576 October 1957Italy
Fiuggi
Bilderberg/196329 March 196331 March 1963France
Cannes
Hotel Martinez
Bilderberg/196420 March 196422 March 1964US
Virginia
Williamsburg


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