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Noyautage des administrations publiques

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Noyautage des administrations publiques, also known by the abbreviation NAP, was an arm of the French Resistance, started by André Plaisantin of the Combat movement, with the aim of infiltrating the Vichy Government. It was started in 1942 on a suggestion from Claude Bourdet to Jean Moulin.[1][2]

The branch of the NAP charged with infiltrating the highest parts of the Vichy administration was called "Super-NAP", and was led by Albert Chambon.[3]

The NAP only started developing effectively after the merging in early 1943 of the main zone libre resistance movements, namely Combat, Libération-Sud and Franc-Tireur, into the Mouvements unis de la Résistance (MUR). It subsequently expanded into the zone occupée. The primary missions of the NAP were the passing of information to Free France, the safety of the French Resistance, "professional" sabotage, provision of false documents, and preparing to take power at the moment when France would be liberated.[2]

Of the 14 people involved in the creation of the NAP network, only four escaped the Gestapo, Éveline Garnie and Andrée Jacob were two of those survivors.[4] Of the c.1,500 approved NAP agents, more than 120 were killed or died following deportation, including Marcel Peck and Jean-Guy Bernard.[2]

Notable members[edit]


  1. ^ Sebastien Albertelli, Julien Blanc et Laurent Douzou, , Seuil, 2019, p. 166-167
  2. ^ a b c "Musée de la résistance en ligne". museedelaresistanceenligne.org. Retrieved 2023-01-29.
  3. ^ a b Françoise Bruneau, Essai d'historique du mouvement né autour du journal clandestin Résistance, p. 25, 49, éd. S.E.D.E.S., 1951.
  4. ^ "Marie-Jo Bonnet raconte les résistantes oubliées".
  5. ^ "Elie Vieux parcours d'un résistant roanne loire". www.elievieux.fr. Retrieved 2023-01-29.