|This article does not cite any references or sources. (December 2009)|
||This article may be expanded with text translated from the corresponding article in the French Wikipedia. (February 2014)|
Pierre Georges (1919, January 21, 1919 in Paris - December 27, 1944 in Habsheim), better known as Colonel Fabien, was one of the two members of the French Communist Party who perpetrated the first assassinations of German personnel during the Occupation of France during the Second World War.
In 1940, he joined the French Resistance in the Franc Tireurs Partisans, at the time still largely operating by sabotageing German equipment in France. In 1943, he was captured and tortured but escaped.
Pierre Georges was killed in Alsace while he was manipulating a landmine.
- The former Place du Combat in Paris was renamed Place du Colonel Fabien in honour of Pierre Georges.
- The Paris Métro station Combat was also renamed Colonel Fabien
- The French Communist Party headquarters, located at the Place du Colonel Fabien, is often so called.
Likewise, many streets in towns with communist mayors are named Colonel Fabien.