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Jacques Bonsergent was a French engineer who was executed by firing squad on 23 December 1940.[1] Bonsergent's execution has been described as the first execution of a French civilian in the German occupation of France in World War II.[2]

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  1. ^ "Consultez la dernière lettre de Jacques Bonsergent". Le Parisien (in French). 29 January 2013. Retrieved 14 May 2018.
  2. ^ Pottler, Jean-Marie (10 May 2015). ""Je meurs la tête droite et avec le sourire": ce qu'écrivaient les fusillés de la Seconde Guerre mondiale avant leur exécution". Slate.fr. Slate. Retrieved 15 May 2018.