Virginie Girod SEASON 2022 - 202305h00, March 20, 2023

Listen to the story of Georges Clémenceau, told by Virginie Girod in a new episode in two parts. Its name evokes the Tiger brigades at the origin of the French judicial police. A man of many facets, he climbed the political ladder with dazzling. He was successively mayor of the 18th arrondissement of Paris during the Commune, deputy of the Third Republic, Minister of the Interior and President of the Council. A political career that makes Georges Clemenceau one of the most important figures of the Third Republic. As deputy of Paris, Clemenceau will leave his mark on the political spectrum on the left. A born protester, he fought the influence of the Catholic Church and denounced colonial conquests. "Au cœur de l'Histoire" is a Europe 1 Studio production.

Topics covered: Third Republic - Justice - Police - Order - Panama Scandal - Belle Époque - the Commune - Treaty of Versailles

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"At the heart of history" is a Europe 1 Studio podcast.

Writing and presentation: Virginie Girod

- Production: Europe 1 Studio

- Artistic direction: Adèle Humbert and Julien Tharaud

- Director: Clément Ibrahim

- Original music: Julien Tharaud

- Additional music: Julien Tharaud and Sébastien Guidis

- Communication: Kelly Decroix

- Distribution and writing: Romain Vintillas

- Visual: Sidonie Mangin

Listen to the story of the Patriotic Tiger, Georges Clémenceau told by Virginie Girod. In 1892, the Panama scandal put a stop to Clemenceau's brilliant political career. This is a huge corruption case related to the financing of the Panama Canal that connects the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean. Relatives of Clemenceau are accused of having touched embezzlement and the press suspects Clemenceau of having taken his share. This is not true, but the right-wing and far-right press is embarking on an incriminating campaign against him. Cartoons show him juggling purses filled with pounds sterling. He lost the elections and at the same time his seat as a deputy. "Au cœur de l'Histoire" is a Europe 1 Studio production.